THE DIGITAL PUBLISHING BLOG

Turn your newspaper archive into a digital goldmine

Posted by Jens Funder Berg on 09/06/16 15:26

Hidden treasures in the archive

Most newspapers date back tens, if not hundreds, of years. Extensive archives date back to first editions, the last words of a loved editor, some of mankind's darkest days and brightest moments. A lot of this history is hidden in dark basement archives, where it only comes out on request by historians or other research scientists.

Basically the archives have no value until someone reaches in to them, views the microfilms or gently turns the century-old pages in their hunt for source material. But what if newspaper archives were instantly accessible and searchable? What if anyone could tap into the riches of history and discover stories and events as seen by those who actually witnessed them?
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Topics: Customer Cases, Knowledge

Optimizing user engagement – just give a little push!

Posted by Mads Mikkelsen on 15/01/16 13:51

It is almost seven years since Apple first introduced the push notification to the market with its Apple Push Notification Service (APNs). Since then, the communicative possibilities associated with this feature has continued to evolve.

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Topics: Customer Cases, Business Intelligence

How Dagbladet Got 100 Digital Newspaper Subscribers Each Day

Posted by Helle Bigum Nørgaard on 09/12/15 09:44

The newspaper business is constantly changing. More media companies are considering new strategies to keep up with an industry in which readers are moving away from printed newspapers and are embracing new, easy-to-access digital versions.

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Topics: Customer Cases

The importance of availability

Posted by Martin Rubæk on 04/06/15 10:36

Every night we process more than 1.000 digital publications automatically at Visiolink. For whatever reason, we sometimes receive corrupt data in the form of missing pages or file name errors. When that happens, the processing fails and the e-paper does not meet the deadline – a critical error that many media houses are spending large amounts on surveillance to avoid.

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Topics: Customer Cases, Product News

Inspirational E-Paper Case from A Hotel in Norway

Posted by Lars Ørhøj on 27/05/15 11:43

This case is a description of a real-life experience of a very nice approach to including e-papers in a promotional campaign, connected to an everyday situation. It is a setting that happens at hotels all over the world when a hotel guest is checking out.

We centre ourselves in the capital of Norway; Oslo. I am standing at the check-out desk to finalise the payment, and this procedure ends with the common question from me: “Could you please order a taxi?”

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Volksstimme goes on the air with the new DYNAMIC

Posted by Mathias Winther Klausen on 12/05/15 09:14

Previously on the blog, we announced a long list of graphic and layout improvements to DYNAMIC. Magdeburger Verlags- und Druckhaus, a German media company based in the city of Magdeburg, publishes 18 different local editions of its Volksstimme newspaper, and is the first to have implemented the new DYNAMIC in the company's iOS app Volksstimme digital.

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Topics: Customer Cases, Product News

Why NDC reverted to a replica tablet newspaper

Posted by Lars Ørhøj on 18/12/14 10:46

This guest blog post is written by Wim Danhof from Mediafacts in the Netherlands.

“Never opt for an all-singing, all-dancing app if your public is not the least bit interested in it. Instead, find out what your customers want today." That was the core message from Peter Idema in his presentation about NDC Mediagroep’s digital strategy at the Mediafacts National Publishing Day on 26 November.

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Topics: Customer Cases

The perfect combination of early release and social media

Posted by Lars Ørhøj on 17/12/14 09:47

I remember the days when you could hear the newspaper delivery van on our silent and dark street early in the morning delivering a printed paper to many of us - ready for consumption at the breakfast table.

Initially there were two cars as there were two competing distribution companies in the area taking care of different newspaper brands. Later they merged into one company as the number of print readers dropped out here in the country close to fields and sea.

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Topics: Customer Cases, Knowledge

10th of November 2014: a day where a digital archive really makes sense

Posted by Lars Ørhøj on 10/11/14 16:15

Some days are iconic and important for what happened in the past. Today is a good example with the events happening in Germany 25 years ago.

Here are just a few samples of HISTORIC newspaper content easy available in digital format.

 

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Topics: Customer Cases

Hitek conference: Why Ingeniøren's cultural legacy should be online

Posted by Lars Ørhøj on 07/10/14 14:16

This guest contribution was written by journalist Tine Heinricy and was originally published on 2 October 2014 on ing.dk

Denmark's Society for Historic Technology (Hitek) kicks off the discussion of why it is important to make 200,000 pages of engineering history available online.

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Topics: Customer Cases

A Big Push for Early Release of the Newspaper

Posted by Lars Ørhøj on 15/09/14 20:52

Earlier in this blog, we described the effects of implementing an earlier release of the digital newspaper – to make it possible to receive the latest news the day before readers of the printed paper.

However, there are benefits too for the printed newspaper of such an early release. These are now becoming apparent and are well-described in an article last month in the Norwegian journalist magazine “Journalisten”.

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Topics: Customer Cases

Ingeniøren’s impressive digital magazine archive is live!

Posted by Lars Ørhøj on 12/09/14 07:30

Danish engineering magazine Ingeniøren has opened up access to more than 100, 000 pages of old and valuable content.

Exactly 100,150 pages of technology and social history, contained in four engineering journals published from 1892 to 1940, are open for perusal. This constitutes the first phase of the digitization of approximately 300,000 pages of the magazine, the heritage of all engineers, Ingeniøren stated on their home page today. Access is free to all those who are interested.

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Topics: Customer Cases

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