This 19-page document discusses a collaborative project between the British Library Newspaper Library, the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, OCLC, the Malibu Hybrid Library Project at King's College London, and Olive Software Inc. The project included the digitization of historic newspapers. The report includes discussion of problems and solutions (with illustrations). For examples, complex page layouts, large titles, and narrow spacing between lines.
This is an excellent document for anyone to read who is involved in digitizing historic newspapers. Undoubtedly you can learn from their lessons.
07/24/2007: URL for report no longer works.
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