Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The Tundra Times Newspaper Digitization Project

The RLG DigiNews for February 15, 2005 is now available. The first article, The Tundra Times Newspaper Digitization Project, discusses a newspaper digitization project completed in Alaska of "a statewide newspaper that documents the history of Alaska Native peoples and their political struggles from 1962 to 1997."

The abstract notes:
The Library adopted and extended the methodology developed by the Utah Digital Newspapers Project. In two significant departures from the Utah approach the Library used contractor-supplied workflow-processing software that enabled the segmentation and metadata markup of the newspaper articles to be done locally, in Barrow. The Library also used Greenstone, an open-source digital library software suite rather than a commercial product, to publish the newspaper on the Internet.
The project estimates that its per page cost was approximately $1.70/page. However, that figure does not include overhead costs such as administration, IT, and benefits, or time per day not spent on the project.


12/14/2007: The word "not" was inserted.


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