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  • Samvera Newspapers Interest Group Call: 2017-12-07
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Time: 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

Call-In Info: 712-775-7035 (Access Code: 960009)

Moderator: Eben English (Boston Public Library)

Notetaker: TBD (Etherpad link:


  • Eben English (BPL)
  • Brian McBride (Utah)
  • Jane Sandberg (Linn-Benton Community College)
  • Chase Sublette (Linn-Benton Community College)
  • Cliff Wulfman (Princeton)


  1. IMLS Grant Update
    1. Documentation still under active development
    2. Starting development, first sprint will focus on translating models and relationships from PCDM Profile into working code.

  2. PCDM Profile updates:
    1. Added ordering proxy for article in issue
    2. Article-level files now a separate fileset
      1. Are proxies needed to order these? Or could ordering be done without proxies?
    3. Binary files may be attached to NewspaperContainer objects
      1. For images that may exist on microfilm reel but do not contain newspaper content
        1. Title cards
        2. Target frames

  3. Ingest Scenarios:
    1. Working on documentation related to ingest use cases (PDF, NDNP data, etc.)

      1. What is required for each?

      2. What files already exist?

      3. What derivatives need to be created?

      4. How should full text be indexed?
      5. How should batch ingest UX be structured?

  4. Content Examples:
    1. Have:
      1. PDF issues
      2. NDNP
      3. METS-ALTO
    2. Still need:
      1. CONTENTdm
      2. TEI
      3. Olive

      4. ???

    3. Did not cover this during call

  5. Design Overview docs
    1. NewspaperWorks (admin gem):
    2. NewspaperViews (display gem):

    3. Did not cover this during call

  6. Intel sharing from other groups/members
    1. Linn-Benton Community College
      1. Have a collection of student newspapers, working on ingesting these into Hyrax-based repo
        1. Issue-level PDFs
        2. Model:
        3. Public view:
      2. Have questions around formatting of issue titles
        1. How best to format to include date of publication, volume, issue number?
        2. Occasionally volume/issue data as printed on issue is incorrect
          1. Typical cataloging practice is to transcribe as data appears on item
          2. Can add correction as a note
      3. Interested in being able to search within a particular volume (year)
        1. Could volumes be modeled as subcollections?

Next meeting: Thursday January 4, 1 PM EST

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