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 XM...
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
Questions?
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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.
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Transcripts - NASIG VTDNP Tom Mcmurdo June 8, 2012

  • 1. The VTDNP: From Microfilm to Keyword-Searchable Online Newspapers Tom McMurdo, VTDNP Project Librarian
  • 2. Microfilm is the basis of any NDNP project.
  • 3. Why use negatives to make scans of newspapers?
  • 4. Finding the negatives
  • 5. Most master negatives of newspapers are “pre-standards.”
  • 6. Microfilm Evaluation: Acetate or polyester? Vinegar syndrome Scanning quality
  • 7. Scanning: In-house or vendor? 2 very different approaches: control versus overhead
  • 8. Most National Digital Newspaper Program state projects outsource scanning.
  • 9. Scanning RFPThere are several excellentcompanies working on NDNPstate projects.What are the criteria forevaluating this RFP?
  • 10. Scanning vendors working in the NDNP
  • 11. VTDNP Workflows Title selectionMicrofilm: positives and negatives Metadata creation Scanning, OCR, and XML files Quality review Delivery to LC Searchable pages online
  • 12. Title selectionSelections chosen through a rigorous process Stakeholders Justifiable process
  • 13. MicrofilmPositive vs. negative film
  • 14. Metadata creation:Frame-by-frame inventory
  • 15. Scanning, OCR, and XML files
  • 16. Quality review of scans and files
  • 17. Files to Library of Congress
  • 18. Success!Online searchable Vermont newspapers
  • 19. Questions?

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