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Bapopik at AOL.COM
Tue Mar 20 05:10:19 UTC 2007
IrishNewspaperArchives.com serves an important need. I couldn't find "Gaelic
Coffee" or "Irish Coffee" worth citing, but maybe someone can double-check
SmallTownPapers.com is a new service that has the Free Press of Buda, TX
(where I live) for the past five years. It claims a "20 million-page archive,"
but it sure doesn't seem that way. It's very difficult to search
chronologically, and it's very difficult to find out what years of what newspapers are
Right now, it's a poor man's NewspaperArchive.com or GenealogyBank.com--and
that's not saying much.
I'm very unimpressed, but it's new and it could get much better very
quickly. Any other opinions?
SmallTownPapers Offers Online Archiving
By E&P Staff
Published: February 28, 2007 3:55 PM ET
NEW YORK Seattle-based SmallTownPapers Inc. offers a solution for publishers
seeking to provide digital access to their printed archives without the
content being exploited. The company works with more than 300 publishers across
the country to create searchable digital images of their newspaper pages,
which are distributed online through defined partnerships. To date it has scanned
more than two million newspaper pages of its 20-million-page archive.
"With this program, millions of newspaper pages are being viewed and
searched online for the first time," SmallTownPapers founder and President Paul
Jeffko said in a statement, adding cost often has prohibited small papers from
having electronic archives.
With editions dating back to the 1800s, SmallTownPapers' archive is
available online through a distribution partnership with World Vital Records Inc.,
which operates a genealogy-based research Web site. More than a million pages
in the archive are available, with 100,000 added to World Vital Records' site
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