Copyright and re-use — Papers Past newspaper open data pilot
The Papers Past open data pilot has finished. We are reviewing the pilot and aim to have the review and decisions made by January 2022. The data will continue to be available while we are reviewing the pilot.
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Information about copyright and re-use of the data in the Papers Past open data pilot.
Copyright in pilot data
The pilot data has the copyright status — Out of copyright (New Zealand)
To the best of the Department of Internal Affairs’ knowledge, under New Zealand law, copyright in the material contained within the original newspapers captured in the Papers Past historic newspaper (1839-1899) dataset in New Zealand has expired.
Re-use of pilot data
The material contained within the original newspapers captured in the Papers Past historic newspaper (1839-1899) dataset may be copied and otherwise re-used in New Zealand without copyright-related restrictions. However, before re-using, users should check the status of any third-party intellectual property rights in any of the materials provided.
If you publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate this work to the public without adapting it, we suggest that the following attribution to the National Library should be used.
Source: Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa.
If you adapt this work in any way or include it in a collection, and publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate that adaptation or collection to the public, use the following attribution.
This (work/product/application/etc) uses data sourced from Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa.
Where practicable, please hyperlink the name Papers Past to https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/
Exclusion of liability
Under no circumstances is the National Library of New Zealand or the Department of Internal Affairs (of which the National Library of New Zealand is part) liable to you, any user or any third party on account of your or that party’s use or misuse of or reliance on the dataset.
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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.