Google Shuts Down Newspaper Archive Project

The Atlantic – “After three years, Google announced today that it would shutter its ongoing quest to scan and archive printed newspapers. Google’s News Archive, which has scanned nearly a million pages from 2,000 newspapers into an easily browsable database since 2008, was among the most ambitious attempts to record and archive newspapers in their printed form. While Journalism.net keeps a running list of digital newspaper troves around the world, the News Archive was the first major attempt to centralize digital scans of old broadsheets in a single, searchable archive.”

3 Responses to “Google Shuts Down Newspaper Archive Project”

  1. Courses in UK
    May 25, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    Yes! Good catch, thank you!

  2. WJM
    May 27, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    So much for “Don’t Be Evil”.

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