Digital NC: 70 years of Mars Hill University student newspaper now online

Digital NC: 70 years of Mars Hill University student newspaper now online. “Seventy years of The Hilltop, Mars Hill University’s student newspaper, have been added to DigitalNC. The 924 issues were provided by our partner, Mars Hill University, and cover academic years from 1926-1995. Mars Hill University is located in Mars Hill, a town in Madison County approximately 20 minutes north of Asheville in the mountains of western North Carolina. According to the university’s website, it is ‘the oldest institution of higher learning in western North Carolina on its original site.'”

Illinois State University: The Vidette Digital Archives at Milner Library now available

Illinois State University: The Vidette Digital Archives at Milner Library now available. “Through the efforts of the Milner Library’s Digital Collections department and in cooperation with Veridian, The Vidette Digital Archives are now available online. The archive currently holds approximately 75 volumes—from the first edition dating back to February of 1888 to May of 1963. Within those 75 volumes, there are 2,621 issues and over 21,300 pages. The Vidette Digital Archives plan to continue adding more volumes in the future.”

Accessing the past in print: Bossard to offer digital newspapers online (The Daily Sentinel, Ohio)

The Daily Sentinel: Accessing the past in print: Bossard to offer digital newspapers online. “Bossard Memorial Library in Gallipolis has stepped even further into the digital age by offering a convenient look at the past for those who have access to the internet. The library now has every newspaper printed in Gallipolis, including the Daily Times, Sunday Times-Sentinel, The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, and others, since 1895 on microfilm, which has always been available to the public. … Every newspaper is now online and has been converted from microfilm into a fully digital and searchable index that is available for free and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.”

Now online: Never-before seen footage of 1900s Jewish Britain (Times of Israel)

Times of Israel: Now online: Never-before seen footage of 1900s Jewish Britain. “The images tumble from the screen, in glorious Technicolor or flickering black-and-white. The quality is highly variable and so is the subject matter, ranging from the utterly banal to the high-flown. And yet, there is a connecting thread — the celebration of ‘Jewish Britain on Film,’ a collection which has just been released by the British Film Archive. And, curator Simon McCallum explains, this is part of a much bigger project– ‘Britain on Film’ — where researchers are attempting to digitize more than 10,000 titles.”

The Tribune: From 1905-1938, they traveled California with a camera. Now, their photos are online

The Tribune: From 1905-1938, they traveled California with a camera. Now, their photos are online . “A new collection of California State Archives photos offer a peek into the Central Coast’s past, including images of long-gone North County landmarks. The archives digitized nearly 3,000 photos of early 20th century California taken by William and Grace McCarthy, who traveled throughout the state when automobiles were a new form of transportation.”

Otaku No Culture: Remembering the Golden Oldies with Digital Archive Websites

Otaku No Culture: Remembering the Golden Oldies with Digital Archive Websites. “In the search for great comic books from the yesteryear, most aficionados will have to hit auctions and estate sales to find what they want. Titles from the Platinum Age (1897 – 1938) to the Golden Age (1939-1950), introduced the era of the superhero to more than just one generation of readers, but purchasing these comics now is near impossible. Unless you are rich, forget it. Thankfully, not everyone is out to make an investment with an Action Comics #1 so they can wind up having a million dollar nest egg to retire on sixty-five years later. There are digital archivists actively looking to preserve this bit of the past for readers preferring online content.”