Case Study: Swiss National Library digital newspaper collection

In 2018 the Swiss National Library chose Veridian as the new platform for its large digital newspaper archive.

The project involved migrating the existing archive to our platform.

Several institutions combined resources to create a central presentation of digitized Swiss press. These included the Swiss National Library project team, Swiss canton partners, RERO server administrators, and Veridian engineers. 

Key aims were to ensure the content was simple to find and easy to use. The library was keen to increase public engagement and research opportunities.

The Veridian team worked over seven months to migrate 3.3 million pages of PrXML data to the standard METS/ALTO format. We also optimized the Veridian platform to deliver the best user experience in four different languages.

Read the Q&A with the Swiss National Library Head of Digitization