January 26, 2022

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.


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 old papers, they were brittle,” [Daily Iowan Publisher Bill] Casey said. “It was going to fall apart. We basically had to do something.”

UI Libraries Archivist David McCartney said he and other librarians had recognized the need to improve access to the archive for years.


Librarians digitized more than 400 volumes — 750,000 image files — of the DI’s archived newspaper issues.

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