Електронний архів української друкованої преси

Title: Electronic archive of periodicals “Back2news”The project was launched in 2018 by Culture and innovation foundation FUTURA, Central Scientific Library of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, and Digital Country LTD with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.


Task:–  promoting libraries/archives/museums/academic institutions funds and making   them more widely used;-  maintaining periodicals by limiting physical access to them.

Solution:–   creation of an electronic online portal – an electronic archive of periodicals;-   digitization of newspapers, processing and recognition, creation of electronic      resource;-uploading digitized publications to the electronic archive, providing online access.


1.     An electronic archive of Back2News periodicals has been deployed:-   the main searching web-site for the Back2News Electronic Archive (http://back2news.org);-   corporate Partner Site (http://karazin.back2news.org) – Central Scientific Library of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University   

The main search site: http://back2news.org provides:-   integration of databases of corporate archives project partners;-   the only interface for access to the distributed Electronic Archive of periodicals.                     

Partners corporate sites provide:-   storage of corporate electronic content of digitized publications;-   interaction with the main search web-site: http://back2news.org;-   access to corporate archive data.

2.     Digitized, uploaded to the electronic archive and available for viewing 6331 issues of the newspaper “Yuzhnyi krai” (1880-1917) and “Illustrated Addition to the Newspaper” (1905-1915) from the funds of the Central Scientific Library of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 34 824 pages, of which 6199 issues, 33 938 pages were recognized. 

3.     Developed Partnership Regulations and Procedure for joining the project

–   Back2News Online periodicals Archive – a platform for integrating online periodical resources;

–   open online access to periodicals published in the territory of Ukraine from a single interface;

–   search of information on index signs and texts of historical documents of all libraries / archives / museums / scientific institutions that have joined the project.



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