NASIG VTDNP Tom Mcmurdo June 8, 2012
Part two of a presentation on the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project given at the 2012 NASIG annual meeting in Nashville, TN.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - NASIG VTDNP Tom Mcmurdo June 8, 2012
The VTDNP: From Microfilm to Keyword-Searchable Online Newspapers Tom McMurdo, VTDNP Project Librarian
Microfilm is the basis of any NDNP project.
Why use negatives to make scans of newspapers?
Finding the negatives
Most master negatives of newspapers are “pre-standards.”
Microfilm Evaluation: Acetate or polyester? Vinegar syndrome Scanning quality
Scanning: In-house or vendor? 2 very different approaches: control versus overhead
Most National Digital Newspaper Program state projects outsource scanning.
Scanning RFPThere are several excellentcompanies working on NDNPstate projects.What are the criteria forevaluating this RFP?
Scanning vendors working in the NDNP
VTDNP Workflows Title selectionMicrofilm: positives and negatives Metadata creation Scanning, OCR, and XML files Quality review Delivery to LC Searchable pages online
Title selectionSelections chosen through a rigorous process Stakeholders Justifiable process
MicrofilmPositive vs. negative film
Metadata creation:Frame-by-frame inventory
Scanning, OCR, and XML files
Quality review of scans and files
Files to Library of Congress
Success!Online searchable Vermont newspapers