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Newspapers online conference hears proposed model for digitizing content

News | 10/16/2002 4:00 am EDT

The National Library of Canada heard from dozens of stakeholders in the electronic newspaper industry on October 7-8 as part of its current consultation into helping the sector. Delegates at the Reborn Digital – Digitization of historical Canadian newspapers conference heard from several private, public and academic leaders in the field of digitizing newspaper content for public access. While the proposed models for posting journals online differed among speakers, several common challenges emerged, including difficulties establishing standardized indexing, a lack of resources, and hard choices between making the publications easy to use or saving money with bare-bone versions.

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