The Norwegian National Library is digitizing all materials such as newspapers, books, movies, and some can also be accessed from Japan

The Norwegian Court Lodging Act stipulates that all publications of all media should be delivered to the Norwegian National Library. At such a Norwegian National Library, a digitization program for all materials kept from 2006 has started, and Norwegian people can freely access this digitized content via the Internet.

What is being digitized? - Nasjonalbiblioteket

The Norwegian National Library began digitizing the material in 2006, and subjects to be digitized include newspapers, photos, books, sounds, manuscripts (handwritten texts and notes), magazines, videos, films, Norwegian Parliament The report includes all the materials from the Middle Ages to the present. In addition, it is thought that it takes 20 to 30 years for all collected items to be digitized.

Among the digitized data, anyone with copyright free access is accessible from on-line, and it can be displayed with such access as it is actually accessed.

In addition, content protected by copyright becomes accessible only when it is viewed from a terminal with Norwegian IP address. In addition, all digitized content can be used for browsing and document creation, etc. in the Norwegian National Library.

The Norwegian National Library has three stages when converting multiple types of data into data, and the amount of data flowing through that process seems to be several terabytes per day. Contents of the journey are as follows.

◆ 1: Scan and digitize
The Norwegian National Library has several types of scanners, such as document scanners and image scanners, and tools to digitize materials. We use these to digitize paper materials such as books, newspapers, photographs, etc. Also, the library is fully equipped with equipment for digitizing movies and sounds.

◆ 2: Structural analysis
Once the material containing the text has been digitized,Optical character recognition(OCR) software so that documents in the image can also be converted into text, making it possible to search all the texts in the document.

◆ 3: Post processing
Finally, check the file, generate metadata, register in the database, and make copyright-free data available for distribution, and finally store the data in the archive. Printed matterJPEG 2000OrTIFFFormat and the audio data isWAVFormat, and moviesMPEG-4WhenH.264It is saved in the format.

The Norwegian National Library also stores digital content in a database, and it keeps various data obtained on e-books, country survey data, sound books, television, radio, and the web. Furthermore, the Norwegian National Library is trying to expand the scope covered by the court law in e-books.

In addition, at the National Library of Norway photograph materialsPublished on FlickrWe are also trying to make it public with.

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