Author: Stefan Boddie, Managing Director, DL Consulting Ltd.
We’re often asked if, having chosen Veridian for a digital newspaper collection, it can also be used as digital collection management software for other types of collections.
Veridian can support discovery and delivery of collections with almost any type of material, including books, magazines, journals, newspapers, photographs, maps, audio, video, archives, etc. While our focus with Veridian has been on large-scale newspaper digitization projects the DNA of the delivery software came from Greenstone, which supports a huge number of different types of material. Veridian inherited that capability, and has been used by a number of projects digitizing lots of different types of material.
Some examples of projects using Veridian for material other than newspapers are as follows.
American Foundation for the Blind
A collection of correspondence, speeches, press clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, architectural drawings, and artifacts.
A collection of digitized and transcribed handwritten shipping/immigration records.