This series of three posts is dedicated to better understanding and finding relevant information on digital portals for historic newspapers. This guide is aimed for educators, students and occasional readers of historic newspapers, especially those who feel unfamiliar navigating web portals giving access to this kind of historic documents.
I will use for this series the newspapers held at the National Library of Finland, materials available at http://digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi. Many of the information in these blog posts is suited for other web portals giving access to digitised historic documents.
Overview of articles:
- Reading digitised historic newspapers: finding stories on the printed page. Offers an introduction to digitised newspapers, as a hybrid between two more familiar objects: printed newspapers and online news sites.
- OCR for dummies. Explains non-technically what is OCR, the technology that operates behind large quantities of scanned text documents, what it allows for and its limits when it comes to searching stories.
- Good practices for the historic newspaper reader. Here, I suggest tips to the occasional reader, who wants to become a collector of stories.