Times Colonist: History available at your fingertips in online archive

Times Colonist: History available at your fingertips in online archive. “Back issues of the Colonist are more accessible than ever before, thanks to a digitization project led by the University of Victoria. Back issues from 1858 to 1970 are online… and the 1970s will be added early in 2019. As John Lutz, a history professor at the University of Victoria, has said, the website is a game-changer in historical research in B.C.”

Gold mine: Student newspaper archive goes online (Oakland University News)

Oakland University News: Gold mine: Student newspaper archive goes online. “If you want to experience Oakland University’s history through the eyes of hundreds of student journalists, you no longer have to visit University Archives to do so. Thanks to a generous gift from the family of a former OU library professor – and collective efforts of dedicated library employees – you can access digital issues of the university’s student newspaper dating back to its inaugural issue, published on October 23, 1959. “

DigitalNC: Over 90 issues of Lambda, UNC’s LGBTQ student newspaper, now online at DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: Over 90 issues of Lambda, UNC’s LGBTQ student newspaper, now online at DigitalNC!. “Over 90 issues spanning nearly the entire run of Lambda, UNC Chapel Hill‘s LGBQT student newspaper, are now online at DigitalNC. Publication of Lambda started in 1976 and ran until at least 2013. The paper began as simple newsletter for the UNC gay community, but later appeared in a number of formats, from an ‘activist newspaper’ (Lambda January 1993), to a ‘LGBTIQ-Affirming Magazine’ (Lambda Spring 2004), and finally to an online blog.”

Columbia Business School: Is Facebook Bad for News?

Columbia Business School: Is Facebook Bad for News?. “Is Facebook raising the quality of top newspapers? According to new research from Carson Family Professor of Business Miklos Sarvary, the answer might be yes. His analysis is detailed in ‘Social Media and News: Attention Capture via Content Bundling,’ a working paper co-authored with Alexandre Cornière of the Toulouse School of Economics. The pair built a mathematical model of the relationship between a news provider (e.g., The New York Times) and a social media platform (e.g., Facebook) and assess how the newspaper may adjust its quality in response to Facebook bundling news in members’ newsfeeds.”

University of Michigan: New Digital Archive At U-M Highlights History Of Detroit’s Jewish Community

University of Michigan: New Digital Archive At U-M Highlights History Of Detroit’s Jewish Community. “The University of Michigan just unveiled a rich new resource that documents the history of Southeast Michigan’s Jewish community over the last century. On Monday, Nov. 5, the U-M Bentley Historical Library launched a new platform for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive, a free, searchable database containing more than 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News.” Did I miss the URL in the article? Here it is: https://digital.bentley.umich.edu/djnews .

Colorado Virtual Library: DU’s Weekly Peanut and The Hesperus Student Newspapers Join the CHNC!

Colorado Virtual Library: DU’s Weekly Peanut and The Hesperus Student Newspapers Join the CHNC!. “As our list of university newspapers continues to grow, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection is pleased to welcome some very special additions to our online catalog. The Weekly Peanut and The Hesperus, the University of Denver’s first and second (respectively) student newspapers are now available at ColoradoHistoricNewspapers.org and they are even more unique and interesting than we could have hoped! While they both offer a glimpse into the life of DU students at the close of the 19th Century,each paper has a voice and a style that makes it truly one of a kind.”

Digital NC: More issues of The Charlotte Post are now online!

Digital NC: More issues of The Charlotte Post are now online!. “More than two dozen additional issues of The Charlotte Post have recently been added to Digital NC. Thanks to our partnership with Johnson C. Smith University, our digital holdings for The Charlotte Post now mostly range in date from 1971 to 1996, and feature newly uncovered early issues from the 1930s. This most recent batch includes those special issues as well as additions from 1991 to 1996. The three partial issues are from 1930, 1931, and 1934, and serve as important resources for African American history in Charlotte at that time.”