Public Now: Montgomery County Public Libraries Announces Digital Collection of Local African American Newspaper. This is Montgomery County, Maryland. “Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) announced that seven years of the Montgomery Times newspaper is now available through a digital archive on MCPL’s website. The Montgomery Times began publication in 1992 and was combined with the Prince Georges Times in 1999 as the African American Times. The paper ran until 2002, covering news of interest to the African American community in Montgomery County.”
Virginia Newspaper Project: VNP Announces The CCC. “The Virginia Newspaper Project (VNP) is thrilled to announce an ongoing project to make the Library of Virginia’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) newspapers available on Virginia Chronicle. The camp newspapers in the LVA’s collection, published from 1934 to 1941 by the young men of the CCC, were mostly distributed in camps throughout the Commonwealth, though a handful are from locales outside Virginia.”
The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) has launched a new photo archive. “As part of the Globe’s Canada 150 celebration, (the Globe hits 173 this year), we’ve pulled an eclectic selection of photos that range from a 1901 picture of the Forester’s Arch being erected on Bay and Richmond streets for a royal visit to a Canadian astronomical discovery in the late 1990s. You can search the archive by date or Globe photographer, and there are special collections that cover different aspects of Canadian life.” It looks like this is subscribers only; there are over 100,000 photos available at the moment with more to come.
Ballot Access News: All Issues of The Militant, Weekly Newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party, Since 1946, Now Available On-Line. “The Militant, weekly newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party, can now be seen on-line for all issues 1946 through the present…. In the near future, the issues from 1928 through 1945 will also be posted.”
Digital NC: Student newspaper from Johnson C Smith University is now online. “The University Student, Johnson C. Smith University’s student newspaper, is now available on DigitalNC with issues from 1926-1930. Johnson C Smith University, a historically black university in Charlotte, NC was founded in 1867 as the Biddle Memorial Institute.”
Search Engine Land: Wall Street Journal’s Google traffic drops 44% after pulling out of First Click Free. “In February, The Wall Street Journal stopped participating in a program allowing Google visitors to bypass its paywall. The publication has now discovered, as was predicted, that it no longer gets as much traffic from Google. In an interview with Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal reported that its Google traffic plunged 44 percent after leaving the ‘First Click Free’ program.”
DigitalNC: 10 years of LGBT newspaper Q-Notes now online!. “Issues of Q-Notes from 1986-1996 are now available on DigitalNC. These newspapers were shared by our partner, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, in response to our call for materials documenting voices underrepresented on DigitalNC.org. Q-notes focuses primarily on Gay and Lesbian issues both in Charlotte and nationally. At a time when LGBT communities were facing persecution and backlash against increased visibility and demands for rights, Q-Notes provided a venue for individuals to affirm their identities.”