Enabling access to digitised historic newspapers – June 9th London

The British Library will host the next Europeana Newspapers Information day on June 9th, titled:

Enabling access to digitised historic newspapers

The information day aims to raise awareness of Europeana Newspapers and the value of collaboration to make historic newspapers content available online. There will be presentations from the UK partners in the Europeana Newspapers Project, The European Library and newspapers researchers.

There are a few tickets left (at the time of typing ), which can be booked through this link.


The information day will take place in British Library Conference Centre: Eliot Room

09:30 -10:00 Arrival and Registrations (refreshments)

10:00-10:10 Welcome and introduction to the day

10:10-10:30 News collections at the British Library (Dr Luke McKernan, British Library)

10:35-11:00 The British Newspaper Archive: Tales of the unexpected (Dr Ed King, Independent researcher)

11:10-11:40 Digital research and newspapers (Paul Gooding, Digital Preservation Coalition; Dr Ulrich Tiedau, University College London)

11:40-12:00 Welsh Newspapers Online (Alan Vaughan Hughes, National Library of Wales)

12:00-13:00 Lunch (provided)

13:00-13:30 Europeana Newspapers Project: an overview (Dr Rossitza Atanassova, British Library)

13:30-14:00 Europeana Newspapers browser (Alastair Dunning, The European Library)

14:00-14:30 Europeana Newspapers: evaluation and quality assessment (University of Salford)

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:00 Digitising and researching historic newspapers collections: panel discussion with Dr James Mussell, University of Leeds; Professor Lorna Hughes, University of Wales; DC Thomson Family History and others TBC

16:00 – End of the official programme

16:00-17:00 – Drinks and nibbles

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