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Right questions to ask when digitizing


historic newspapers
Ask >> 3

Why digitize? The right reasons.

What is being digitized? And, how?

What is the expected delivery? And, why?

What should be the digitization depth?

How are old images handled?

How will the project be managed?

What infrastructure will be used?

Which storage media is right?

Life after digitization


Why digitize? The right reasons. >> 4

Reduce cost. Increase efficiency. Prepare for a bad day.


Reduce cost of storage & access of archives
Make internal editorial research efficient
Disaster Management Strategy

Monetize?
Individual & Institutional Subscribers
Third-party Syndication

Some wrong reasons


My boss told me to
Others are doing it
Money to burn
What is being digitized? And, how? >> 5

Inventory Check
How old? How many? What size? What
language? What condition? Color vs.
B/w? Newsprint, Microfilm, Microfiche,
Images, PDF?

Where is it scanned?

Who manages logistics?

How is inventory managed?

Physical Handling

Storage and Disaster Planning

Quality Assurance Certification (ISO)


What is the expected delivery? And, why? >> 6

Digital Edition

Image

Image PDF

Image-over-text PDF

XML
Image >> 7

Effective for long-term


storage

Re-print in high-
resolution

Available in various
formats
(JPEG/TIFF/PDF)
Image-over-text PDF >> 8

Retains originality

Allows search within


PDF on background text
layer

Highlights search results


on foreground image
layer
Digital Edition >> 9

Standard Web Browser-based

Download & Plug-in free

Access within the Intranet or


open up on the Internet

Seamlessly integrates with your


current delivery system

Advanced browsing features


including Index, Search, Gallery,
Print and Share

Pre-bundled with Subscription


and Fullfilment features
XML >> 10

Standards-based
Future-proof
Integrate with third-
party services

Re-purposable
Deliver on any channel /
device

Effective Backup &


Storage
What should be the digitization depth? >> 11

Page Title

Issue Number

Edition

Article Headline

Article Byline

Author

Date

Location

Body / First Paragraph

Abstract Tagging & Accuracy


Depth
How are old images handled? >> 12

Dust Removal
How are old images handled? >> 13

Reconstruction
How are old images handled? >> 14

De-speckling
How are old images handled? >> 15

Cleaned up Page
How will the project be managed? >> 16

5
4 Delivery &
Zoning, Web-
3 Tagging, OCR, Presentation
Image QC
2 Enhancement

Scanning
(Logistics,
1 Physical
Handling,
Scoping Scanning)
What infrastructure will be used? >> 17

Scanning Technology

Backup & Storage

Delivery Media

OCR Technology
Decide the right storage media. >> 18

Your library will live here. Your users will research here.

Cost

DLT / LTO

Which
Capacity Features
DVD Media?

Access
Needs
NAS

SAN
Life after digitization
Monetizing from the digital content
Go-to-market yourself? >> 20

Fulfillment Engine
Individual
Digital Library

Subscriber
Web

Institutional
Subscriber

Periodic
Access Fee
Syndication
Per-article
Service
Access Fee
Fee

Revenue
Models
Go-to-market through Intermediaries? >> 21

Google Google
News Archives

Digital Library

Lexis
Nexis
Learnings from 400 years of newspaper archival >> 22

Deccan Chronicle (74 Years)

Hindustan Times (94 Years)

Bangkok Post (66 Years)

Der Speigel (60 Years)

Hindi Milap (65 Years)

Westender (12 Years)

Schaffner (16 Years)


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Customers Word
By providing their comprehensive
Data Digitization and Content
Management Solutions, Bodhtree has
empowered our initiatives in
Repository Management and has
helped us to digitally archive over 65
years of priceless newspapers in a
short 8 months timeframe.
T. Venkat Ram Reddy, Chairman,
Deccan Chronicle, India
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Customers Word
The archive of newspaper pages
digitized and made available on the
internet, using Bodhtrees Digital
Archive Solution, is proving popular
with readers. Ive received numerous
compliments and commendations
from people in the local community.
Its a great historical resource. Even
the Brisbane City Council is interested
in linking the Westender archives to its
own ourbrisbane.com.au internet
site.
Kerrod Trott, Publisher
Westender, Australia
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Case Study
Leading English Daily in Thailand

Archives created from Microfilm and


Newsprint from 1959

Online storefront created to e-tail


physically framed FrontPages to
subscribers

Front-page
Print Service
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Your next subscriber can


use your library.

Not necessarily by visiting


it.

Thank you.