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The new Papers Past: an international collaboration between New Zealand, India, Germany, and the United States

Daniel Lanz (Content Conversion Specialists, Hamburg, Germany)
Frederick Zarndt (Planman Consulting Inc. (North America), Coronado, California, USA)
Stefan Boddie (Digital Library Consulting Limited, Hamilton, New Zealand)
Tracy Powell (National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand)
Vishal Salgotra (Planman Technologies, New Delhi, India)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 30 October 2009

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss international collaboration on the Papers Past historic newspaper digitisation project, with particular focus on how to work together across four countries for a successful outcome.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper outlines the stages of the project and provides project perspectives from all the partners. Concludes with lessons learned.

Findings

The article confirms that clear communication and requirements are essential to any collaborative project.

Originality/value

This study provides insight into how to overcome the difficulties of working collaboratively on projects across different countries and cultures.

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Citation

Lanz, D., Zarndt, F., Boddie, S., Powell, T. and Salgotra, V. (2009), "The new Papers Past: an international collaboration between New Zealand, India, Germany, and the United States", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 287-294. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750911001860

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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