Nooga: Historic Chattanooga newspapers to be digitized, project seeks investors

Nooga: Historic Chattanooga newspapers to be digitized, project seeks investors. “Founders of two online Chattanooga history organizations are asking for help to make over 6,000 pages of historic newspapers available online….Picnooga founder, David Moon, along with Sam Hall, founder of Deep Zoom Chattanooga, are seeking investors who see the ‘long-term positive value of local digitized newspapers.'”

Colorado Virtual Library: The Altrurian, Montrose County’s Cooperative Newspaper, Joins the CHNC!

Colorado Virtual Library: The Altrurian, Montrose County’s Cooperative Newspaper, Joins the CHNC!. “The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection continues to grow as we happily welcome our newest title, The Altrurian, to our online catalog! This title is especially unique not only because it began publication even before the community it represented even existed, but also because it further adds to the narrative of communal or ‘Utopian’ societies that gained a relatively significant following in the late 19th century in Colorado. The Panic of 1893, an economic crisis that was marked by the collapse of railroad overbuilding and eventually lead to a series of bank failures, left many Americans questioning the longevity of capitalism. Many felt that they had not only been abandoned by their government, but that those in power, who capitalism favored, had taken advantage of those who had no power. In response, small groups of determined settlers elected to remove themselves entirely from this system in favor of a more communal lifestyle in which they could support and rely upon one another.”

Nieman Lab: Here’s how The New York Times is trying to preserve millions of old pages the way they were originally published

Nieman Lab: Here’s how The New York Times is trying to preserve millions of old pages the way they were originally published. “Adobe is sunsetting the software, which powered so many early web games and videos, in December 2020; browsers like Chrome, Edge, and Safari have already choked off or limited support for Flash Player over the past few years. The fate of so many Flash games and interactives, absent proper guardians, is part of a broader problem: how to rescue work painstakingly built on now-outdated formats from the dustbin of internet history. It’s one The New York Times has been grappling with for its two decades of online content.”

Canadaland Show: What’s Happening To The Online Archives Of Metro Ottawa And Winnipeg

Canadaland Show: What’s Happening To The Online Archives Of Metro Ottawa And Winnipeg . “‘The voice of Vancouver is getting louder,’ proclaimed the front-page story of the Vancouver edition of last Tuesday’s Metro. ‘The voice of Edmonton is getting louder,’ pronounced that of its Edmonton counterpart. Similar messages ran on the fronts of the Calgary, Halifax, and Toronto editions, promoting expansions of their respective newsrooms, ahead of the chain’s April 10 reboot. But when Torstar relaunches the papers tomorrow under the new StarMetro banner — shedding their distinctive green globes for Toronto Star blue — two cities’ voices may actually get quieter.”

Tweetstorms are better with friends: How three papers are tweeting together over 4-plus days (Nieman Lab)

Nieman Lab: Tweetstorms are better with friends: How three papers are tweeting together over 4-plus days. “Tweetstorms are usually the work of one person, but what if you could bring other voices in too? That’s what The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and Chicago Tribune did this week: They worked together to tweet about the riots that followed Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968.”

National Library of Belarus: Zvyazda 100-Year Digital Archive Is Being Created

National Library of Belarus: Zvyazda 100-Year Digital Archive Is Being Created. “In 2018 – the Year of Native Land in Belarus – the National Library of Belarus looks forward to gathering digital copies of the newspaper Zvyazda for 100 years…. The newspaper is unique as it was one of the first periodicals to cover the most significant historical events of our Motherland: the proclamation of the BSSR, the annexation of Western Belarus to the BSSR, the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the liberation of Belarus from fascism, etc. During the Great Patriotic War, the newspaper was published underground.”

Colorado Virtual Library: CHNC Welcomes School of Mines Oredigger

Colorado Virtual Library: CHNC Welcomes School of Mines Oredigger. “This first installment of The Oredigger to our collection includes over 2,200 pages of issues spanning from 1921 through 1936. Founded just the year prior in 1920 as a weekly publication, The Oredigger offers a unique perspective on this tumultuous time in our state and nation’s history. From the restless years of Prohibition to the first stirrings of the Second World War, this newspaper gives readers a window into the unique world that was mountain university life in the heart of Colorado, and more specifically, life at the Colorado’s School of Mines.”