January 21, 2021

Cool! Mapping Texts: Interactively Visualize Trends Found in 230 Years of Texas Newspapers

From The Stanford Report: An all-consuming public interest in family, religion and football in modern rural Texas is just one of the cultural snapshots that can be culled from Mapping Texts, a new interactive database that generates graphical interpretations of language trends embedded in over 230,000 pages of Texas newspapers from the late 1820s through […]

New Guide: Historical African American Newspapers Available Online

From the Marist College LibGuide: This guide provides a list of historical African American Newspapers available online as part of digitization projects at libraries and historical societies as well as digitization projects done by Google.  The content is available for free, though it is at the discretion of the institution providing the content. The newspapers contained […]

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 […]

Offline: "Google News Archive Search Page: Gone Forever Or Temporary Bug?"

Here’s a report by none other than INFOdocket’s Gary Price posted on Search Engine Land (he’s a contributing editor there). Direct to Search Engine Land Report In a nutshell, the interface was taken down sometime in the past few days (without notice) but the material, the millions of digitized articles remain online. Now, they’re a […]

Reference: Interactive Visualization: The Growth of Newspapers Across the U.S. 1690-2011

Direct to Interactive Visualization This visualization plots over 140,000 newspapers published over three centuries in the United States. The data comes from the Library of Congress’ “Chronicling America” project, which maintains a regularly updated directory of newspapers. See Also: Journalism’s Voyage West: Visualizing US Newspapers, 1690-2011 (Animations) See Also: More Interactive Visualizations Source: Rural West […]

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 […]

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 […]

Newspaper Digitization: "Ohio Historical Society Receives National Grant to Preserve Historic Ohio Newspapers"

From the Urbana Daily Citizen: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has given $334,000 to the Ohio Historical Society to continue its digitization of Ohio’s microfilmed newspapers. The National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio, a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program developed by NEH and the Library of Congress, will digitize 26 Ohio […]

The Paywall: NY Times Announces Digital Subscription Plan

From a NY Times Article by Jeremy Peters: Beginning March 28, visitors to NYTimes.com will be able to read 20 articles a month without paying, a limit that company executives said was intended to draw in subscription revenue from the most loyal readers while not driving away the casual visitors who make up the vast […]