October 30, 2014

Digitization and Preservation of Newspaper Collections Are Focus of Latest Issue of International Preservation News

The May 2012 Issue of International Preservation News (No. 56) was made available online (via IFLA) a couple of days ago. The full text is available as a PDF file. It runs 40 pages. The issue features six articles that look at newspaper digitization and preservation. Articles Found in May 2012 Issue of IPN: Digitization […]

Article: A Look at the The National Library of Norway’s Digital Newspaper Service

This following article appears in the latest issue of Scandinavian Libraries. From the Article: In 2011, the National Library of Norway launched a new digital newspaper service (www.nb.no/aviser). The service is free of charge, and all Norwegian libraries can access the newspapers with which the National Library has an agreement. Since the autumn of 2006, […]

University of Illinois Library: Addition of Historic Agriculture Newspaper to Ag Digital Repository

From the U of I Library: A gift from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumna, M. Christine Wicklein Schwartz, through the T & C Schwartz Family Foundation, has made it possible to digitize issues of Farmer’s Weekly Review (Joliet, IL) from 1929 to 2010. This collection of historic agricultural newspapers is now accessible through Farm, […]

Princeton University: The Daily Princetononian Newspaper Digitization Project Nears Completion

From the Mudd Manuscript Library Blog: The Princeton University Archives, working in conjunction with the Princeton University Library Digital Initiatives, has nearly completed a monumental project that will change the way researchers investigate University history.  The student newspaper, The Daily Princetonian, has been digitized from its inception in 1876 through 2002.  The site has been available […]

UMass Digitizes Old Portuguese-American Newspapers

From South Coast Today: The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives at the Claire T. Carney Library and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture of the UMass Dartmouth announce the addition of 14 Portuguese-language newspapers published in California between 1885 and 1940 to its Portuguese-American Digital Newspaper Collections. [Clip] The unique collection, which includes some of the […]

The Europeana Newspapers Project Website Goes Live

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The project was first announced in February. via LIBER: The newest LIBER’s project’s website has been launched in co-operation with the Berlin State Library, the Europeana Newspapers project leader. The Europeana Newspapers project aims at the aggregation and refinement of newspapers for The European Library and Europeana. Direct to the New Web Site See Also: Europe: More Than 10 Million […]

More Tennessee Newspapers Available Online through ‘Chronicling America’ Project

From the Tennessee Secretary of State: Thanks to a recent partnership with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Tennessee, dozens of Tennessee newspaper titles have been scanned, indexed, and posted on the Internet. The focus is on papers from the Civil War era. All three of the […]

Villanova University: Library Digitalizes 100 Years of Newspaper

From The Villanovan: While its appearance and form is constantly evolving, for over 100 years, the Villanovan newspaper has been a staple on campus. Today, Falvey Memorial Library will celebrate the digitalization of the Villanovan in its entirety. [Clip] The digitalization process was a significant undertaking and was headed by Michael Foight, the special collections […]

North Carolina: 1840s Charlotte Newspaper Now Online

From the DigitalNC Blog: More than 150 issues of the Mecklenburg Jeffersonian, a weekly paper published in Charlotte in the 1840s, are now available as part of the North Carolina Newspapers collection. The Jeffersonian was a staunchly Democratic paper, and a strong supporter of North Carolina native James K. Polk in his successful bid for […]

Digitization: More Pennsylvania Newspapers Coming to Chronicling America

From the Lebanon Daily News: The Pennsylvania project has been awarded two grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities so far. In the first grant cycle, a selection of newspapers from Pennsylvania’s top population centers of the time period (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton and Lancaster) was digitized. It has been in the second cycle that […]