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Making Digital Newspaper Collections Easy
December 2017 Veridian Newsletter
What's in this Newsletter?
Farewell 2017: Happy Holidays
Veridian Update: Veridian Interface Upgrade Progress
Coming up: 2018 Veridian Development Roadmap

 
Farewell 2017: Happy Holidays
The year is now coming to an end. It has been a successful year for us here at Veridian and we hope it has been for you too! But before we start enjoying this sunny holiday season here in New Zealand, let's quickly look back to see what we've accomplished in 2017.

Our first priority for this year was to upgrade Veridian’s User Interface. It was a hard but enjoyable journey for all of us, from research, re-design, and implementation, to full-scale testing with everyone in the office. The new UI gives Veridian a new look and a more modern and more new-tech-friendly interface - https://www.veridiansoftware.com/knowledge-base/new-veridian-user-interface-for-2017/

The second and third goals for the year were to help improve our clients' digital content quality by offering technical aids as well as pushing forward with our high-quality data conversion services. We have made great progress on both fronts. Technically, the upgraded Veridian now has a built-in QA (Quality Assurance) mode that allows collection administrators to visualise the underlying METS/ALTO structure (https://www.veridiansoftware.com/knowledge-base/a-note-about-hidden-alto-data-errors/). Service-wise, we've successfully established our data conversion service model and have completed several great projects with high-quality Veridian-audited METS/ALTO output.

This is the 15th year of DL Consulting Ltd. We try hard to continuously improve our systems and the way we do things, but at the same time, we are proud that our values haven't changed, and our passion for newspaper digitisation remains strong. Warm greetings from everyone here at Veridian. Let's rest well and charge up again for an exciting 2018. Happy holidays and happy New Year everyone!
 
Veridian Update: Veridian Interface Upgrade Progress
 
Now that the new interface development work is complete all Veridian collections are scheduled for upgrades. We've been starting with collections with less complex interface customization, but plan to upgrade all the Veridian sites we maintain in the coming months. Below are some of the collections that have so far been upgraded to use Veridian’s new UI.
Columbia Daily Spectator - Updated in November 2017
http://spectatorarchive.library.columbia.edu/

The Archive of the Columbia Daily Spectator, the newspaper of Columbia University and Morningside Heights and the second-oldest college daily paper in the country. The Archive spans the run of the newspaper from 1877 to 2015. Additional increments of recent printed issues (2016 and onwards) will be periodically digitized and added to the Archive in coming years. This collection contains 16,751 issues comprising 128,074 pages and 585,303 articles

The Cornell Daily Sun - Updated in November 2017
http://cdsun2.library.cornell.edu/

The Cornell University Library and the Cornell Daily Sun are collaborating on an ambitious new digitization project to provide online access to the Sun's historical files. All of the original newspapers will be scanned and made available on a web site maintained by the Cornell University Library.
For more than 120 years, the Sun has provided news, information, and entertainment to the entire Cornell community. Accounts of campus events and activities, sports reporting, and editorial commentary all contribute to make the Sun one of the most important sources of information on the history of the university. This collection contains 15,178 issues comprising 124,897 pages and 880,662 articles.

HRVH Historical Newspapers - Updated in December 2017
https://news.hrvh.org/

HRVH Historical Newspapers provides access to digitized copies of historical newspapers from the Hudson River Valley region of New York State. Each newspaper in HRVH Historical Newspapers has its own page with information about the publication, including the date range that is available online and information about the history of the newspaper. This collection contains 28,807 issues comprising 299,851 pages and 1,017,782 articles.
Paly Journalism Archive - Updated in November 2017
http://palyjournalismarchive.pausd.org/

The Palo Alto High School Journalism Archive preserves over 120 years of student voices by digitizing award-winning Paly publications from 1895 to present day. Explore this unique collection, which offers student perspectives on important local, national and international events. View the project concept video here. This collection contains 3,805 issues comprising 37,875 pages and 65.405 articles.
 
Coming up: 2018 Veridian Development Roadmap
 
So... what's our plan for 2018? IIIF implementation in Veridian? New Veridian feature development? New digitisation services? Well... it is still under planning but if you have any important input for us, please feel free to send it through. Otherwise please look forward to our first 2018 newsletter!

For now, happy holidays and happy new year everyone!
Veridian Software, DL Consulting Ltd.

 
 

DL Consulting Ltd., Waikato Innovation Park, 9 Melody Ln, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand


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