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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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Ebooks: newspapers should capitalise on their archives

“The challenge of the internet means these are uncertain times for anyone who loves newspapers. But industries in flux can be more open to innovation. On both sides of the Atlantic, papers are placing their faith in ebooks. The New York Times recently teamed up with startups Vook, to publish archive material (sample titles include reports on the Rwandan genocide and a book of asparagus recipes), and Byliner, to publish original “long-form” journalism (sample title: Here’s the Deal: How Washington Can Solve the Deficit and Spur Growth by columnist David Leonhardt). Byliner sold more than 1m singles last year, so the New York Times is tapping into a growing market.”

via The Observer

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EKU libraries puts old newspapers, yearbooks online

“For alumni, current and former faculty and staff and others with a connection to Eastern Kentucky University, memory lane is now just a mouse click away. EKU Libraries boasts a growing digital repository of the student-produced campus newspaper, The Eastern Progress, as well as the campus yearbook, the Milestone, all easily viewable, fully searchable and free, by anyone with Internet access. While digital content for the Progress has always been available for issues published since 2009, generous donations from members of The Friends of EKU Libraries have enabled the digitization of all extant copies of the Eastern Progress from 1922 to 1963. It is expected that the digital collection will expand to 1975 by mid-March, with the goal of collecting the funding needed to digitize the remaining collection this year.”

via The Richmond Register

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Chronicling America Posts 5 Millionth Page

“The Chronicling America website, chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, a free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, has posted its 5 millionth page. Launched by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2007, Chronicling America provides enhanced and permanent access to historically significant newspapers published in the United States between 1836 and 1922. It is a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a joint effort between the two agencies and 32 state partners. “This magnificent resource captures the warp and weft of life as it was lived in grassroots America,” said NEH Chairman Jim Leach. “Metropolitan newspapers were early targets for digitization, but Chronicling America allows the journalism of the smaller cities and the rural countryside to become accessible in all its variety—and sometimes, quirkiness.”

via Library of Congress

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State Historical Society to aid in digitization of Civil War-era newspapers

“The State Historical Society of Missouri has been awarded a $74,623 grant to digitize several Civil-War era Missouri newspapers. Now, the newspapers, dating from 1854 to 1876, are on microfilm and available for public viewing at the historical society, which is on Lowry Mall at MU. The digitized versions will be freely available as part of the online Missouri Digital Newspaper Project. They will also be featured on the historical society’s American Civil War in Missouri website.”

via Columbia Missourian

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More Tennessee Newspapers Available Online through ‘Chronicling America’ Project

Tennessee Department of State Press Releases – “For more than 100 years the Tennessee State Library and Archives has been collecting and microfilming historical newspapers. Now through the Chronicling America project, selected papers from cities and towns across the state are being converted to digital format and made available for free searching online. Thanks to a recent partnership with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Tennessee, dozens of Tennessee newspaper titles have been scanned, indexed, and posted on the Internet. The focus is on papers from the Civil War era. All three of the state’s grand divisions are represented, with available newspapers from towns as small as Athens and as large as Memphis. More than 60,000 pages of Tennessee newspapers dating from 1850 to 1876 are now online.”

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State Library Helps Residents Avoid News Archive Pay Walls

NPR – “The state of Tennessee is helping residents avoid paying for old newspaper articles. The state library has started keeping five years of archived stories available for free online. The state didn’t strike agreements with the four largest daily papers. In fact, some of them, including The Tennessean, didn’t know their archives were going to be opened up. The paper typically charges a fee for online access to stories more than a few weeks old.”

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Program is putting old newspapers from SC online

AP – “A project by the libraries at the University of South Carolina has taken 19 newspapers from across the state and made editions between 1860 and 1922 available on a website. A National Endowment for the Humanities grant is paying for the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program. USC Libraries Dean Tom McNally says the old newspapers help the history of communities come alive.”

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