Presentation on theme: "DIGITIZATION OF LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS IN PUBLIC LIBRARY “VLADISLAV PETKOVIC DIS” IN CHACHAK: DIGITIZATION OF THE NEWSPAPER “THE VOICE OF CHACHAK” Bogdan."— Presentation transcript:
DIGITIZATION OF LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS IN PUBLIC LIBRARY “VLADISLAV PETKOVIC DIS” IN CHACHAK: DIGITIZATION OF THE NEWSPAPER “THE VOICE OF CHACHAK” Bogdan Trifunovic, M. A. History Local History Collections Public Library “Vladislav Petkovic Dis”
Program overview The digitization program of Local History Collections was introduced in Public library “Vladislav Petkovic Dis” in 2006. It has been developed mostly relying on internal resources Two main aims of the program: –Preservation –Accessibility
Digital Library 1 st version in 2006 Completely new framework was build at the end of 2007 (using freelance programmer) Features: –MySQL, PHP architecture –Metadata –Searchable keywords, titles and authors –OCR and full-text search for selected publ.
Digitization of “The Voice of Chachak” The most important newspaper in Chachak The biggest collection, comprises more then 50 years and several dozens of thousands of digital documents (1932-1995) Large formats (>A3) Most of the collection was microfilmed (NBS), some years must be digitized with digital camera due to poor condition of the microfilm
Technical aspects Scanned and microfilmed materials (after processing in software for image manipulation) is preserved in TIFF format, 300 dpi (Master copy) JPEG format for Internet usage Digital Camera (8MP, 12x optical zoom) Unique database record for every digital document
Browsing and searching the collection Users could browse every number separately For every page there are keywords, generated from the titles and content of the page The whole collection is searchable by keywords, regardless if Latin or Cyrillic letters are used