May 29, 2022

More Than 1 Million Digitized Pages of Historic Swiss Newspaper Content Now Available Online, Free

From LIBER (Assoc. of European Research Libraries):

More than one million pages, this is the body of literature that the State and University Library Lausanne (BCU Lausanne) makes available free of charge, on December 7. 2012, to users on the site

Consultation of a specific issue or a particular page from the collection of “Feuille d’Avis de Lausanne” and “24 heures”, published from 1762 up to 2001, is made possible. The site also offers the functionalities facilitating research in the whole content. The scanned pages can be downloaded, printed or sent by email.


The platform will be gradually enriched by the contribution of other titles and the titles of  “24 heures” posterior to 2001, this without competing with the commercial release of the most recent issues. An iPad version should be available in 2013.

The completion of this first stage of the project has benefited from the support of the Swiss National Library and Edipresse (Tamedia), owner of the titles. It has also benefited from the active participation of Archives of Canton of Vaud and the Archive of the City of Lausanne.

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