PRNewswire: Newly Completed Titles Available from Accessible Archives (PRESS RELEASE). “Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced the completion of additional titles in its African American Newspapers and Women’s Suffrage collections. The five newspapers are now fully imaged, with the XML TEI Lite DTD utilized to re-key each article at the highest accuracy level, resulting in optimum search results and clean text. MARC records also are included.”
National Library of Australia: Portraits Of Port Adelaide . “The citizens of Port Adelaide now have a stronger presence in Trove, with the addition of five digitised newspaper titles focusing on the region. Support for this digitisation was achieved through a partnership with urban development agency Renewal SA and the State Library of South Australia, bringing the total of South Australian newspapers titles in Trove to 120.”
StarNews: Students help preserve copies of the Wilmington Record, burned by whites in 1898. “A joint project by two Wilmington schools resulted in the digital archiving of surviving copies of black-owned paper Wilmington Daily Record. Two Wilmington writers, working with students from two area middle schools, spent a semester preserving a lost part of the Port City’s past.”
The Gazette (Iowa): Gazette archives now available in digital, searchable format thanks to partnership. “Millions of pages from past issues of The Gazette, dating back to 1883, are being made available to the public in a digital, searchable format thanks to a partnership between the newspaper, Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, State Historical Society of Iowa and a local company that specializes in digitization.” The article made me think that this might be for Cedar Rapids residents / library card holders only, but I was able to access archival content with no problem.
University of Nottingham: Digitally Preserving the Hennessey Collection. “The Centre for Research on Cuba is home to the Hennessy Collection, which is a unique archive of Cuban periodicals from the 1960s through to the 1990s…. A major part of the newspaper collection was folded and stored in boxes for over 50 years, meaning the materials have become extremely delicate and prone to damage if handled. This renders the materials inaccessible by researchers for fear of permanent damage. The Digital Research Team approached Professor Antoni Kapcia to explore how this collection could be digitally preserved and made accessible to all.” Early days yet for this project.
Digital Library of Georgia: Forthcoming Newspapers. “In July 2017, the Digital Library of Georgia added both new and previously digitized newspaper titles to its recently released Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website. Below is a list of newspapers titles slated to be added to GHN over the next six months.”
Business Insider: Snapchat is partnering with college newspapers to make campus editions for its Discover section. “Snapchat is going back to college. The company has asked college newspapers to produce local campus editions for its Discover section this fall semester, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.”