Samvera Newspapers Interest Group

Scope & Objectives

The Newspapers Interest Group is a forum for discussing ingest, management, and dissemination of digital newspaper content within Samvera- and Fedora-based systems.

Topics of interest may include:

  • data modeling in Samvera/Fedora

  • batch ingest
  • migration from other systems
  • volume, issue, page, and article-level object modeling and metadata
  • IIIF compatibility
  • community-supported OCR contribution/correction
  • content segmentation

  • UX for newspaper content (discovery, display, etc.)
  • compatibility with other Fedora-based systems

Potential group activities:

  • developing a requirements list for newspaper-content management systems

  • evaluating newspaper modeling from other systems/schemas

  • representing METS-ALTO in Fedora/Solr

  • modeling newspaper content in PCDM
  • modeling technical, administrative, or descriptive metadata in RDF

  • identifying best practices for newspaper content management

  • providing input on development roadmaps for newspaper-related Hydra projects
  • ensuring that projects meet the newspaper-related needs of the Hydra community

Meeting Times and Communication Channels

Time/Date: Every two months, on 1st Thursday of the month. 1:00 PM (EST)

First meeting: Thursday December 1, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

We will use the channel for cross-community communications. The subject line of a message posted to this channel shall be preceded by "[Newspapers IG]" in square brackets. 


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