July 30, 2014

Newspaper Digitization: University of Delaware Library Makes the Newark Post Available Online

From the Newark Post: The University of Delaware Library announces that the Center for Digital Collections has begun an exciting project to digitize the Newark Post, the weekly newspaper serving greater Newark and western New Castle County in Delaware. The issues for years 2006, 2007 and 2008 have already been completed and are accessible online […]

New: 4 Million Pages of Historical 19th Century Newspapers from UK and Ireland Now Available Online via British Library

Note: Full text search and snippets are free to all. Various payment plans to view full text. Details below. From the Announcement (Also Includes Video and Images): The British Library and online publisher brightsolid today launch a website that will transform the way that people use historical newspapers to find out about the past. The […]

Austin Peay State University (Tennessee) Launches Digital Archive of School Newspapers Back to 1930

From Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee: Anyone interested in catching a glimpse of what the APSU [Austin Peay State University] campus was like over the years can now use a valuable new tool available through the University’s Felix G. Woodward Library’s digital collection. For the last few months, APSU associate professor of library […]

New Online: Historical British Columbia Newspapers Digitized by UBC Library

From the University of British Columbia Library: For the first time, more than 45,000 pages chronicling B.C.’s storied past are available online following the completion of a British Columbia Historical Newspapers Project. The University of British Columbia project, led by the UBC Library’s Digital Initiatives unit and generously supported by a private family foundation, features […]

Newspaper Digitization: "Over 100 Years of Daily Iowan Archives Launch Today"

From The Daily Iowan: Launching today, The Daily Iowan newspaper archive provides greater access to personal and national history — beginning in 1868. [Clip] The DI partnered with the University of Iowa Library in a four-year project to preserve the history of the newspaper. “If you actually went to Special Collections and looked at the […]

Debuts Friday: Digitization: "Ann Arbor Library Set to Publish 'Old News'"

From the Ann Arbor Chronicle: On Friday, the public will get online access to 18,000 articles, 3,000 photos, and an index with over 160,000 names – the initial phase of a massive digitization of The Ann Arbor News archives being undertaken by the library.[Clip] Andrew MacLaren – one of the librarians who’s been working on […]

U. of South Carolina: "Library Project Brings Historic Newspapers to Life"

From the U. of South Carolina Libraries Web Site: Whoever said nothing is “as dead as an old newspaper” never would have made headlines as a futurist, and never could have dreamed of life in the digital age. But thanks to the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP), a project at the University of South […]

ProQuest Expands Historical Newspaper Collection With American Jewish Newspapers

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah!*** (-: From a ProQuest Announcement: The world’s largest digital newspaper archive is expanding to provide researchers with access to unique, targeted perspectives on the news as ProQuest digitizes collections of historic American Jewish and regional newspapers.  The papers, dating from 1841 and covering regions such as Boston, the Ohio […]

Online Database: IUPUI Library, Indianapolis Recorder Partnership Puts 106 Years of Black History Online

From Indiana University: A digitization project of the University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, done in collaboration with the nationally recognized Indianapolis Recordernewspaper, makes available online 106 years of black history. Indianapolis Recorder Publisher Emeritus Carolene Mays granted IUPUI University Library copyright permission to create a comprehensive online archive of the Recorder. The full-text […]

West Virginia University Libraries Receive Grant to Digitize Newspapers

From The Daily Athenaeum (WVU): The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the West Virginia University Libraries with a $266,000 grant to help digitize West Virginia newspapers written between 1836 and 1922. “This grant both continues and rewards the leading role that the WVU Libraries have historically played in preserving West Virginia newspapers of […]