June 24, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Court Room, First Floor

Digital Collections Workshop: Digitisation of Newspapers in European Libraries


The Europeana newspaper project demonstrated the many activities of digitisation in European libraries. Recent developments in Finland, Denmark and Norway are aiming at large scale digitisation and at securing access to collections of active, copyright-protected newspapers. The Digital Collections Working Group has engaged the National Library of Norway to survey the state of these developments in Europe. The results of the survey and best practice examples will be presented at the workshop.


Andreas Degkwitz: Welcome and the Mission of the Working Group

Roger Josevold: Report and Results of the Survey – Current newspapers digitisation in Norway

Torsten Johansson: Current newspapers digitisation in Sweden

Tonny Skovgard Jensen: Current newspapers digitisation in Denmark

Jukka  Kervinen: Current newspapers digitisation in Finland

Bruno Sagna (Bibliothèque Nationale de France): Copyright regulations and legal framework for running newspapers digitisation in France