Kennebunk Post: Kennebunk Free Library completes digital conversion of historic newspapers

Kennebunk Post: Kennebunk Free Library completes digital conversion of historic newspapers. “With the assistance of partner institutions, Osher Map Library and the Maine State Library, and with funding provided by the Maine Humanities Council Bicentennial Grant Committee, the library completed a long sought after digitization project to preserve the content in issues of three local historic newspapers which have been maintained in storage for nearly three decades.”

‘Wonderful asset’: York Public Library begins digitizing full archive of The York Weekly (Seacoastonline)

Seacoastonline: ‘Wonderful asset’: York Public Library begins digitizing full archive of The York Weekly. “The public’s access to local newspaper archives will soon improve dramatically, [Joel] Lefever said, thanks to a major project initiated by York Public Library Executive Director Michelle Sampson. Lefever hand-delivered two boxes of microfilm to Sampson on Thursday, Sept. 16, so YPL can have the microfilm records digitized, converted into a searchable format and made publicly available online.”

Bangor Daily News: Look into Portland’s beloved restaurant scene before it was a foodie destination

Bangor Daily News: Look into Portland’s beloved restaurant scene before it was a foodie destination. “Before it became a world-class foodie destination and engine of the city’s economic fortunes, Portland’s restaurant scene looked like a lot of fun. That’s how old-school Portlander Abraham Schechter remembers it. The city library’s archivist, Schechter recently assembled a trove of historic menus and scenes from 1980s Portland restaurants for public viewing in the library’s digital collection.” It is just me, or is that first sentence a bit of a read?

Maine: Maine State Archives announces launch of online catalog portal

Maine: Maine State Archives announces launch of online catalog portal. “The Maine State Archives has launched its first-ever catalog of its holdings, via the online ArchivesSpace portal at https://archives.maine.gov/ , Secretary of State Shenna Bellows announced today. For the first time in the Maine State Archives’ 56-year history, researchers can now search through the bureaus listing of collections online to see if the Archives is the right resource for their purposes, before contacting an archivist to access the actual documents.”