Overview — Papers Past newspaper open data pilot
Papers Past open data pilot
The Papers Past Newspaper open data pilot project is being run so we can see how people might use this data, and to help us understand if the METS/ALTO format is the best way to make the data available.
Papers Past is a website delivering historic newspapers, periodicals and other full-text material created by the National Library of New Zealand.
Datasets — Papers Past newspaper open data pilot — have a look at the data that has been made openly available for the pilot project.
Starter kit — have a go with our starter kit that contains all the issues for seven small newspapers.
Subset of Papers Past newspapers
The pilot contains a subset of the newspapers from Papers Past, from 1839 to 1899. Not all the data from Papers Past can be made available due to copyright, contractual, or other collection and data management reasons.
The dataset will be available for 12 months from 17 August 2020. We’re not planning to update the data during this period.
Get in touch
Let us know how you've found the pilot, what's gone well and what hasn't worked.
If you have any questions about the data or would like to let us know about projects you have been working on with it, please get in touch.
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Dataset — Papers Past newspaper open data pilotIn the table below you will find all the data that has been made openly available for the pilot project. Each year of data includes mets.xml, page-level alto.xml for each issue published that year. It does not include images.
Feature image at top of page: Image created by Greig Roulston from pictures from the pilot dataset.