Database of Digital Daily newspapers

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) initiated the Database of Digital Daily newspapers project at the end of 2006. The project will realize the large-scale digitization of Dutch national, regional, local and colonial newspapers and make these freely accessible on the Internet. The Database of Digital Daily newspapers will contain eight million pages, from the first newspaper dated 1618 to the newspapers of the twentieth century.

The results are available at: http://kranten.delpher.nl

The project involves the selection, digitization, search-and-retrieval and online presentation of the newspapers. A web service will be set up with advanced search options for researchers and the general public.