(22 Sept 2020) Papers Past is the National Library’s fully text searchable website containing over 150 newspapers from New Zealand and the Pacific, as well as magazines, journals and government reports.
As a result of the data being released, people can now access the data from 78 New Zealand newspapers from the Albertland Gazette to the Victoria Times, all published before 1900. The data itself consists of the METS/ALTO XML files for each issue. The XML files sit in the back of Papers Past and are what allows you to locate keywords within articles.
Work on this began back in 2015, so it is wonderful this has finally happened, and to have it live just as Greig Roulston, who was the main staff member behind the project, finishes up at the Library.
You can now download these files from the Dataset page on the website.
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