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1 Texas Newspaper PDF Preservation: A Low-Cost Solution with Tremendous Value Ana Krahmer, Digital Newspaper Program Coordinator Mark Phillips, Assistant Dean of Digital Libraries University of North Texas Libraries Presented August 20, 2014, for the World Library and Information Congress, Session 170

2 Overview What is TDNP? Current PDF Newspapers The Texas Press Association Archive Technology and Standards

3 What is TDNP? About us

4 What is TDNP? Dedicated to preserving Texas newspapers, from any time or place, for any title. Thus far, we host over 2 million pages of newspapers, dating from 1829 to present.

5 Workflow

6 Current PDF Newspapers Preservation on The Portal to Texas History

7 Current PDF Newspapers Began working with PDFs in Since have added a total of 13 additional titles. Earliest PDF issue is from 18 March 1998 (University of Dallas). PDFs are acquired from publishers. Permissions granted by publishers.

8 Current PDF Newspapers

9 Option to embargo Example: Cherokeean Herald

10 Texas Press Association Archive Preserving Recent Texas History

11 TPA Archive Partnership Collaboration with the Texas Press Association and NewzGroup out of Missouri. 2TB of PDF newspapers, embargoed until publishers grant permission. Currently contacting publishers across Texas for embargo terms and online rights.

12 Collaboration with NewzGroup Preserving current Texas NewzGroup PDFs, all under embargo. We have the capability to open or hide issues at publisher’s request.

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14 Technology and Standards File types, software, and metadata

15 Filetypes The PDF print master is the preservation copy. Save this into JPG format at 400 dpi, from which derivatives are created.

16 Software Adobe Acrobat Batch renaming application Python scripts Microservices

17 Metadata In-house system based on qualified Dublin Core metadata elements. Minor differences: bag-info files (BagIt) for pdfs contain the following information (red text is unique to PDF materials). Source-Organization: University of North Texas Libraries Organization-Address: P. O. Box , Denton, TX Contact-Name: Mark Phillips Contact-Phone: Contact- External-Description: Newspaper issues of the “NEWSPAPER NAME HERE" published in [ CITY], Texas. Issues were made available from born-digital PDF printmasters. Partner institution is the [partner library here]. Master files were PDF printmasters from which derivative JPGs were created.

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