Library Chat

Episode 24 - Emerson Vandy and Greig Roulston - Papers Past

May 4, 2015

In this episode we talk with Emerson Vandy and Greig Roulston about the National Library of New Zealand's Papers Past website. 93 newspaper titles, 548,133 newspaper issues, 3,600,197 pages, 45,225,314 articles.  That's a lot of stuff.  Have you ever wondered how it all happens?  We hear about the process of idenitfying content, preparing it, digitising it and making it available.  We also go under the hood to understand a bit about what powers a resource like this and talk about how significant it is in understanding New Zealand's heritage through the valuable window on the past it provides.