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National Central Library National Digital Archives Plan
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Subproject Content
Subproject 3: Digitization of the NCL Periodical and Newspaper Collections

Explanation

Digital image of periodicalPeriodicals and newspapers are the most rapid media for conveying information and the results of research developments. They are also the most important media of recording recent developments in the humanities, social sciences and technology fields, making them the most frequently sought materials by readers. This plan aims at digitizing about 1,000 periodicals and 30 newspapers published in Taiwan within five years to facilitate public access and preserve these materials.

Project Progress

Year Project Content Progress
2002
  1. Scan 200 domestic periodicals
  2. Scan and convert to microfilm 6 domestic newspapers

Digitalization of 2,176,000 pages of periodicals and newspapers in 2002:

  1. Scan about 1,933,000 pages of periodicals
  2. Scan about 243,000 pages of newspapers
  3. Microfilm about 39,000 pages of newspapers
  4. 20,000 metadata of periodical articles
2003
  1. Scan 200 domestic periodicals
  2. Scan and convert to microfilm 6 domestic newspapers

Digitalization of 1,640,000 pages of periodicals and newspapers in 2003:

  1. Scan about 1,340,000 pages of periodicals
  2. Scan about 300,000 pages of newspapers
  3. 21,000 metadata
2004
  1. Scan 200 domestic periodicals
  2. Scan and convert to microfilm 6 domestic newspapers

Digitalization of 1,866,000 pages of periodicals and newspapers in 2004:

  1. Scan about 1,553,000 pages of periodicals
  2. Scan about 313,500 pages of newspapers
  3. Microfilm about 99,000 pages of newspapers
  4. 26,000 metadata of periodical articles
2005
  1. Scan 200 domestic periodicals
  2. Scan and convert to microfilm 6 domestic newspapers

Digitalization of 2,20,000 pages of periodicals and newspapers in 2005:

  1. Scan about 2,000,000 pages of periodicals
  2. Scan about 200,000 pages of newspapers
  3. Microfilm about 45,000 pages of newspapers
  4. 28,000 metadata of periodical articles
2006
  1. Scan 200 domestic periodicals
  2. Scan and convert to microfilm 6 domestic newspapers

Digitalization of 2,200,000 pages of periodicals and newspapers in 2006:

  1. Scan about 2,000,000 pages of periodicals
  2. Scan about 200,000 pages of newspapers
  3. Microfilm about 45,000 pages of newspapers
  4. 30,000 metadata of periodical articles
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