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  • 1.LIBER, Europeana and theEuropeana Newspapers ProjectDresden, 17.05.2012Ale Pekrek, Association of European Research Libraries, Den Haag, NL

2. What is LIBER? the largest network of European research/academic libraries: more than 425 institutions, from over 40 countries LIBERs network is not restricted to the area of the European Union and it covers the whole Europe LIBER was founded in 1971. Since 2009, LIBER has had its seat in The Hague (Netherlands) 3. LIBERs main activities (1)Strategic Plan 2009 2012 focuses on the following areas: Scholarly Communication Digitisation and Resource Discovery Heritage Collections and Preservation Organisation and Human Resources LIBER ServicesThrough Steering Committees & Working groups 4. LIBERs main activities (2)Other main activities: Participation in EU projects Lobbying Publications Annual Conference Networking 5. Participation in EU projectsExample: EUROPEANA LIBRARIES 5 million digital objects from 19 leading European research libraries freely accessible on The European Library and Europeana websites.LIBER Members are welcome to participate on EU projects!!! 6. Lobbying - examples CopyrightLIBER signs MoU on Out of Commerce Works on behalf of European Research Libraries DigitisationLIBERs expression of interest for involvement in the EU Digital Agenda European Research AreaLIBER response to the EC survey on Scientific Information in the Digita 7. LIBER Annual ConferenceThe largest European conference of research libraries 2012 Tartu, Estonia 2013 Munich, Germany 2014 Varna, Bulgary 8. LIBERs main communication channelsWebsite: www.libereurope.euLinkedIn: LIBEReuropeTwitter: @LIBEReurope FOLLOW LIBER 9. JOIN LIBER!Become a See the following links for the membership benefits and application formAny questions or ideas? Contact us at 10. WHAT IS EUROPEANA?? 11. EUROPEANA means...For users:Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films,museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughoutEurope. It is an authoritative source of information coming from Europeancultural and scientific institutions.For heritage institutions:Europeana is an opportunity to reach out to more users, increase their webtraffic, enhance their users experience and build new partnerships.For professionals in the heritage sector:Europeana is a platform for knowledge exchange between librarians,curators, archivists and the creative industries.For policy-makers and funders:Europeana is a prestigious initiative endorsed by the EuropeanCommission, and is a means to stimulate creative economy and promotecultural tourism. 12. Europeana Newspapers: Aims and ObjectivesEuropeana Newspapers aims at the aggregation and refinement of newspapers for TheEuropean Library and Europeana. will use refinement methods for OCR, OLR (article segmentation),and named entity (NER) and class recognition the libraries participating in the project will provide around 18 milliondigitised newspaper pages to Europeana Further libraries will be encouraged to contribute newspapers toEuropeana and TEL by the project12 13. Project Profile: Consortium & stakeholders 17 partners from 12 countries within the consortium National libraries University libraries SME External partners and stakeholders: Involvement of libraries outside the project consortium Framework: Funded as a Best Practise Network in the ICTPSP programme ofthe European Commission Project Duration: February 2012 January 2015 13 14. Europeana Newspapers ConsortiumN LE N LF LIBER TELSUB HH NLLCCSUSAL NLP BL SBBKB ONB NLT UIBK BnFUB LFT 15. Consortium Partners1. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin9. University of Salford(project co-ordinator) 10. CCS Content Conversion2. National Library of the Specialists GmbHNetherlands11. Stichting LIBER3. National Library of Estonia 12. National Library of Latvia4. sterreichische 13. National Library of TurkeyNationalbibliothek 14. University Library of Belgrade5. National Library of Finland 15. University of Innsbruck6. Staats- und 16. Landesbibliothek Dr.Universittsbibliothek Hamburg Friedrich Tessmann7. Bibliothque nationale de 17. The British LibraryFrance8. National Library of Poland 16. Project Profile: Objectives1) Selection, Refinement & Aggregation of content Make Europeana the largest provider of pan-European newspaper collections Provision of more than 18 million newspaper pages to Europeana, many ofthose with full-texts Support move from images to texts in Europeana2) Analysis of existing newspaper collections Survey of newspaper holdings in Europe3) Quality Assurance & Best practise recommendations Contribute to optimised workflows and data aggregation infrastructures Provide best practice recommendations for digitization, refinement, workflows,metadata etc. and evaluation tools4) Presentation and full-text search Improve access to newspaper collections within Europeana 16 17. 1) Selection, Refinement & Aggregation of content Aggregation of 18 million pages of digitisednewspapers to Europeana and to TheEuropean Library 8 million pages as is (content providers) 10 million refined pages: OCR (UIBK,Austria) 2 million refined pages: OCR/OLR (articlesegmentation) (CCS, Germany) Analysis of available digital newspapercollections and selection of subsetssuitable for 17 18. 1) Refinement OCR and OLR 10 million refined pages:OCR (UIBK, Austria) 2 million refined pages:OCR/OLR (article segmentation)(CCS, Germany) UIBK enriches the OCR with structural information CCS: Column recognition, article segmentationfrom their Document Understanding Platform CCS produces OCR and verification of columnrecognition, zoning, article segmentation, and pageclass recognition CCS provides libraries with a client technology formanual correction of recognition and segmentationresultsUIBK: Detection of headings, footnotes, etc.Table of contents extraction 19. 1) Refinement - Named Entity Recognition KB provides named entities recognition (NER) for material from up to three languages (Dutch, English, and German) 20. 2 ) A n a ly s is o f e x is t in g d ig it is e dn e w s p a p e r c o lle c t io n s Project partners and others will be contacted until summer 2012 toanalyse the extent of digitised newspapers collections at their institutions Results will be embedded in Zeitschriftendatenbank of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Union Catalogue of Serials) Potential new partners for the extension of the network will be suggested by survey May also be useful to judge technical status of digitised data and as partof gathering descriptive metadata If you hold digital newspaper collection and like to participate in the survey please contact: 21. 3) Analysis of work & Best Practise Recommendations Analysis of metadata formats in use by libraries in digitisation projects Align metadata models with the METS/ALTO standard and release bestpractise recommendation on how to apply these formats in newspaperdigitisation and refinement Usability of the recommendation will be tested through an evaluationcycle Provide recommendations on best practices for refinement of digitizednewspaper collections for Europeana 22. 4) Presentation & Access to full-texts Within the lifetime of the project, a content browserwill be built within TEL portal so that users can Search full text, e.g. by search term, by named entities by collections of newspapers by date . See newspaper images Be linked to relevant library sources This browser will be built in TEL during project;and exported to Europeana after the project 23. 5) Dissemination Objectives: Establishment of publicity Increasing usage of Europeana Awareness raising among target groups Tasks: Media Communication Workshops and conferences Three main dissemination workshops National information days Network extension 3. Exploitation 23 24. Check it out! WEBSITE FB SITE LinkedIn 25. Thank you for your attention!Ale Pekrek,