Purdue University Northwest Pioneer: Library digitizes archive of student newspapers. “The PNW library unveiled a digital archive of PNW, Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central university newspapers dating back to 1953. Joseph Coates, university archivist, said the digitization compiled 1,030 papers and 38 volumes of articles, from the Hammond Campus and Westville Campus respectively.”
KSL: Here’s what the U. newspaper looked like in 1892. “Every edition of the The Daily Utah Chronicle, University of Utah’s student newspaper, for its first 100 years of existence is now available online, adding to the growing number of Utah newspapers digitized to be available to the public.”
Colorado Virtual Library: CHNC Proudly Welcomes The Denver Voice!. “This month, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection welcomed the Denver Voice to its online catalog and we could not be more excited! Our users will now have access to nearly 100 issues of the Denver Voice, spanning from its first issue in 1996 right up to its brief hiatus in the spring of 2006 before it became a professional publication the following year. This unique newspaper doesn’t just tell the story of Denver in a time of tremendous change, it tells that story from the perspective of some of its most underrepresented and often unheard citizens: those experiencing homelessness.”
DigitalNC: The Carolina Journal, UNC-Charlotte’s student newspaper, is now available on DigitalNC. “Over 100 issues of The Carolina Journal, the student newspaper published by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, are now available on DigitalNC, thanks to our partnership with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Spanning from 1965 to 1969, the student paper covers activities on and off campus.”
Mercyhurst University: Merciads go digital. “Bryan Colvin, the new Mercyhurst University archivist, began his first four months with a huge and lasting project in digitizing old Merciad newspapers. The project included hundreds of student-written papers from 1929 to 1980 that have been in the library archives for years.”
Times Union: Grondahl: Russian hackers no match for digital archivist. “When a ransomware cryptovirus that originated in Russia struck the Fulton History newspaper website Sept. 7 in Oswego County, it caused one of the world’s most extensive newspaper digitization projects, more than 44 million pages worth, to crash. In an instant, Tom Tryniski’s astonishing accomplishment — homegrown and hand-built across 20 years of relentless toil and an investment of tens of thousands of dollars – seemed to have been obliterated by rogue hackers.” I have so much admiration for this man.
DigitalNC: Over 400 more issues of the Charlotte Post Now Available on DigitalNC. “More issues of the Charlotte Post, from January 1980 to December 1987, are now online at DigitalNC, courtesy of Johnson C. Smith University. This new batch of over 420 issues joins an additional 400 issues of the Charlotte Post that stretches from 1971 into 1996. Founded in 1878 as a weekly publication, it is still published today and services the residents of Charlotte as ‘The Voice of the Black Community.'”