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A lost 120-year-old newspaper collection is mysteriously returned to a D.C. library

“District library officials are perplexed by the mysterious return of a huge bound volume of the 1896 Washington Evening Star to the Mount Pleasant branch this week. The book, 23.5 by 18.4 inches, was probably too large to fit down the return. Such archival material isn’t available for checkout, and the guess is that old papers probably disappeared decades ago. But officials at the Washingtoniana archives of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, where the volume is now housed, are glad it’s back.” (via The Washington Post)

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The past makes a comeback — in searchable words and pictures

“Newspapers — both in print and online — are by definition and inclination intensely focused on the present, though a lot of us practitioners also have a penchant for the past. So I’ve been idling around a couple of sites that together offer a remarkable gateway to crucial journalistic records of the nation’s history.” (via LA Times)

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Over 1 million Spanish newspaper pages labeled as public domain

“Yesterday Europeana, the online portal to Europe’s digital cultural heritage, announced the great news that over 1 million historical Spanish newspaper pages have been labelled as public domain. These newspapers were digitised and made available as part of the Virtual Library of Historical Newspapers project, and were added to Europeana by Hispana, a service which brings together the digital collections of Spanish GLAMs and delivers these to Europeana.” (via OpenGLAM)

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Barnes & Noble Announces Digital Editions of Leading College and University Newspapers Now Available on NOOK®

“NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced today that it will bring newspapers from leading colleges and universities from across the U.S. to its expansive NOOK Newsstand offering through a newly announced content licensing partnership with distribution service UWIRE. The digital editions of hundreds of college and university newspapers will now be available across all NOOK devices and through the Free NOOK Reading Apps™. Major newspapers from leading colleges like Harvard, Columbia, Louisiana State University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan and University of Texas at Austin, can now be purchased for as little as $0.99 cents per month.” (via Barnes & Noble Booksellers)

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ProQuest to Distribute NewspaperARCHIVE to Libraries Worldwide

“ProQuest is significantly expanding its rich selection of historical news content as the global distributor to libraries and other institutions for NewspaperARCHIVE.com, a 130 million-page database that captures coverage from valuable local newspapers throughout North America, the U.K., and select countries from 1607 to the present. ProQuest will offer libraries the option to purchase a perpetual archive rather than just subscriptions. Further, there will be Academic and Public library versions that break NewspaperARCHIVE.com’s massive content into state level products and individual titles.”

via ProQuestPress Release

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