Papers Past Open Data: Daily Southern Cross 1843-1845; 1847-1876

Papers Past is a website run by the National Library of New Zealand. It provides free fully-text searchable access to historic newspapers, periodicals and other material.

Some of the data that sits behind Papers Past has now been openly released. This consists of the data for 78 newspapers, all published before 1900. The data itself is METS/ALTO XML files, created by the automated Optical Character Recognition (OCR) process. It does not contain images of the newspaper pages, but it does contain the metadata and full text of the newspaper issues. You can find out more about METS/ALTO at What is METS/ALTO?

This dataset consists of the METS/ALTO XML files for the Daily Southern Cross for 1843-1845 and 1847-1876.


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Additional Info

Field Value
Theme Historic newspapers
Author Emerson Vandy
Maintainer Papers Past
Maintainer Email Papers Past
Update frequency Annual
Created 2020-08-24
Date modified Unknown
Language English
Temporal (From to To) 1843-1876
Source Identifier
Record created September 23, 2020, Last Updated September 24, 2020