WSBT: Thousands of historic photographs to be digitized in St. Joseph Co. Public Library project

WSBT: Thousands of historic photographs to be digitized in St. Joseph Co. Public Library project. “A monumental task is ahead for the St. Joseph County Public Library. Soon, it will begin to digitize thousands of old photo negatives. The pictures were taken by the South Bend Tribune over the course of 5 decades and the negatives were recently donated to the library. The library was awarded an $11,802 grant to digitize a portion of the photo negatives.”

Reddit: Italian newspaper’s online archive is going to get lost because Flash won’t be supported anymore

Reddit: Italian newspaper’s online archive is going to get lost because Flash won’t be supported anymore. “Italian newspaper’s online archive is going to get lost because Flash won’t be supported anymore – edit: might get lost, they are actually working on it but my hopes aren’t too high.” I am linking to Reddit instead of the original article because a) the original is in Italian; b) I liked the Reddit discussion.

New York Times: The New York Times is available to high school students and teachers across the United States — free.

New York Times: The New York Times is available to high school students and teachers across the United States — free.. “The mission of The New York Times — to seek the truth and help people understand the world — is critically important in this moment of upheaval. And as students and teachers head into an unprecedented school year, it’s essential that they have access to information that helps them understand what’s happening. That’s why The Times is working with Verizon to provide high school students and teachers with a free digital subscription through September 1, 2021 — helping them stay connected to the world, even as it continues to change.”

FOSS wins again: Free and Open Source Communities comes through on 19th Century Newspapers (and Books and Periodicals…) (Internet Archive Blog)

Internet Archive Blog: FOSS wins again: Free and Open Source Communities comes through on 19th Century Newspapers (and Books and Periodicals…). “I have never been more encouraged and thankful to Free and Open Source communities. Three months ago I posted a request for help with OCR’ing and processing 19th Century Newspapers and we got soooo many offers to help. Thank you, that was heart warming and concretely helpful– already based on these suggestions we are changing over our OCR and PDF software completely to FOSS, making big improvements, and building partnerships with FOSS developers in companies, universities, and as individuals that will propel the Internet Archive to have much better digitized texts.”

Delaware State News: Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project

Delaware State News: Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project. “The Seaford Historical Society recently announced the opening of its new online archive of historic Seaford newspapers. The collection was made possible by generous archive and monetary donations, according to Seaford Museum Administrator David Grantz. From the July 5, 1879, issue of The Sussex County Index to the Dec. 25, 2003, edition of The Leader & State Register, the collection captures development of Seaford from a small, river port town through its years as the industrial hub of southern Delaware.”

Monroe News-Star: Grant will help University of Louisiana Monroe digitize student newspaper records

Monroe News-Star: Grant will help University of Louisiana Monroe digitize student newspaper records. “The National Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities) have awarded a grant to that provides funding to digitize 50 years of University of Louisiana Monroe’s historical student newspaper. The $2,200 LEH Rebirth Grant will allow the university archives to preserve students’ writings from the founding of the university in 1931 to 1980.”

Upcoming Event: The Jamaica Gaily News Archive Launch (The Caribbean Commons)

The Caribbean Commons: Upcoming Event: The Jamaica Gaily News Archive Launch. “The Jamaica Gaily News (JGN) was the publication of the first gay activist organization in the anglophone Caribbean, the Gay Freedom Movement (GFM) in Jamaica. Join us as we celebrate the launch of the JGN archive at the Digital Library of the Caribbean. We will hear from the following panelists as they share their reflections on this moment in Jamaica’s history.” (Friday, November 20th, 2020 from 1:00-3:00pm (EST))

City of Royal Oak, Michigan: Announcing ROPL Daily Tribune Digital Archive

City of Royal Oak, Michigan: Announcing ROPL Daily Tribune Digital Archive. “The Royal Oak Public Library is pleased to announce the completion of a digitization project that offers thousands of pages of newspapers available to search, view, print and clip with a click of a mouse. Past issues of The Royal Oak Daily Tribune are now available through the Royal Oak Public Library Digital Archive! The digital archive spans over 138 years from 1877 to 2015 and can be accessed here at The Royal Oak Daily Tribune.” Appears to be completely free – I did not find a paywall when I started exploring. issues are PDF files and can take a moment to load.

University of Manitoba: Unveiling of the Psychic News digital archive

University of Manitoba: Unveiling of the Psychic News digital archive. “Spooky season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than the release of the full Psychic News digital archives from 1932-2010. The 1932-1967 issues were released last Halloween, but this year prepare yourself for an international source of Spiritualism and psychical research published from 1968-2010 available on Saturday October 31, 2020 on UM Digital Collections.”

Global News: Canadian publishers call for collective bargaining with Google, Facebook

Global News: Canadian publishers call for collective bargaining with Google, Facebook. “News Media Canada — which represents newspaper publishers including the Globe and Mail, National Post publisher Postmedia, Toronto Star publisher Torstar, La Presse and Quebecor — says the two web giants have established an effective duopoly in the digital ads market that’s starving Canada’s media industry of revenue.”

Daily Jefferson County Union: All Daily Unions now digitized for online search

Daily Jefferson County Union: All Daily Unions now digitized for online search. “All issues of the Daily Jefferson County Union — from its founding in 1870 through 90 day ago — now are available online, thanks to a partnership of library and newspaper organizations. The Daily Unions from 1892 through three months ago have been digitized and made available online through the Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers, a repository maintained by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.” Free for Wisconsin residents.

Jewish Press: 180 Years of Australian Jewish Newspaper History Going Online

Jewish Press: 180 Years of Australian Jewish Newspaper History Going Online. “A new initiative will digitize and open free digital access to 180 years of Australian Jewish newspapers, including over 200,000 pages from Jewish communities across the continent. The project is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia (NLA), the National Library of Israel (NLI), and the Australian Jewish Historical Society (AJHS).”