October 21, 2021

Europe: More Than 10 Million Digitized Newspaper Pages Coming to Europeana

From LIBER: A group of 17 European partner institutions have joined forces in the “European Newspapers” project and will, over the next 3 years, provide more than 10 million newspaper pages to the EUROPEANA service. The European Newspapers project (funded under EC’s CIP 2007 – 2013) aims at the aggregation and refinement of newspapers for The […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Article: "Improving Public Policymaking with the Help of Digital Archives"

Title: “Improving Public Policymaking with the Help of Digital Archives” By Robert E. Wright Source: The Readex Report (6.3; September 2011) Old-fashioned research combined with new-fashioned digital searching techniques, especially in Readex’s newspaper and imprints databases, shows that U.S. corporate governance was relatively strong in the seven decades between ratification of the Constitution and the […]

Digitized Newspapers: South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is Now Available

From the Digital Library of Georgia Blog: The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive [Clip] The archive includes the following south Georgia newspaper titles: the Albany News (1870-1883), the Albany Patriot (1845-1866), the Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), the Sumter Republican […]

Newspaper Digitization: NewsBank Plans to Digitize More Than 100 Years of The Daily Northwestern

Here’s the story from Northwestern University located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston and Chicago, IL. Via The Daily Northwestern: Newsbank President and CEO Dan Jones approached Students Publishing Company, which publishes The Daily, about transforming the historical contents of The Daily dating back more than 100 years ago to a digital, searchable […]

California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) Announcens Plans to Add California Weekly Newspapers

From the University of California Riverside News Room: California’s weekly newspapers will be preserved in a searchable archive as UC Riverside expands its massive California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) to include the community chronicles of political, business and social history. Born Digital, a project of UCR’s Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research, launched in the […]

UK: "British Library Creates a 'National Memory' With Digital Newspaper Archive"

From The Guardian: “It’s an absolute fact. The history of the newspaper publishing industry is the history of failure,” says Ed King, the charismatic head of the British Library‘s newspaper collection. King paints a bleak picture – but he is overseeing the library’s ambitious attempt to make millions of pages of yesterday’s chip paper available […]

Chronicling America Has a New Look!

A busy week for the Chronicling America team at LC. First, we learned of the database continuing to expand. CA is now home to 3.7 million digitized and indexed newspaper pages. Today’s News? A New UI and New Features. The big changes discussed below provide a big improvement vs. what was available prior to the […]

3.7 Million Digitized (and Searchable) Newspaper Pages Now Accessible From "Chronicling America" Database

The 3.7 million page total was announced via the Chronicling America RSS feed the other day. It also said that 230,000 newspaper pages in various titles were just added to CA. Current Chronicling America Database Totals: “The site now provides access to more than 3.7 million searchable newspaper pages from 506 newspaper titles, published in […]