Our project is entering its third and final year. There are many exciting developments to come but before we start the last tasks of the project we first need to properly bring the second year to a close. For that reason, all of our partners recently travelled to Vienna for a meeting on January 23rd and 24th.
The meeting was hosted by the National Library of Austria. It began with presentations from all Work Package leaders. Each leader summarised the work done in Year 2, including challenges that had been overcome and main achievements.
The main highlights from Year 2 of the Project were:
- 6 million newspaper pages refined
- Evaluation of datasets
- First version of the newspaper browser developed: http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/newspapers
- Metadata model: draft of public release
- 2 successful public workshops
On the second day of the meeting, it was time for all project partners to develop strategies for marketing and promoting the work of the project. This was done via two hands-on meetings. The first session was focused on brainstorming how to promote the newspaper browser to end-users and the second was dedicated to gathering policy issues that need to be addressed at the final public workshop. This workshop has the theme “Newspapers in Europe and the Digital Agenda for Europe” and will be hosted by the British Library in London on 29-30th September 2014.
With the Vienna meeting complete, all partners can now begin the third and final year of the project. We are keen to continue and improve the work done in the first two years, and to bring the project to a successful end.