Digital Collections of Historic Newspaper Available on Veridian

Veridian is a company that provides newspaper digitization services to libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. Services offered include: scanning services, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) services, software for online discovery and delivery of digitized newspapers, hosting services for online digital collections of any size, and long-term digital preservation solutions. The company’s web site includes links to many of the newspaper collections that have been digitized for the libraries and other organizations. As a result, the web page is an excellent “starting point” to find many of the collections.

Digitized newspaper collections that may be found by starting at http://www.veridiansoftware.com include:

Papers of Princeton University and town of Princeton, New Jersey, where the University is located. This collection contains 26,503 issues comprising 301,963 pages and 1,264,148 articles.

The Stanford (University) Daily – Historic newspapers from 1892 – 2009 with 130,000+ newspaper pages.

Columbia Spectator Archive – College newspaper, 1877 – present with 120,000+ newspaper pages.

Cornell University Library – The Cornell Daily Sun, 1880 – 1981 with 115,000+ newspaper pages.

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections – Collection of 44 newspaper titles with 900,000+ newspaper pages.

Library of Virginia – Over 60 historic newspaper titles – 300,000+ newspaper pages.

California Digital Newspaper Collection – Large, busy collection utilizing crowd sourcing tools with 500,000+ newspaper pages.

Boston College – Collection of four historic newspapers with 70,000+ newspaper pages.

Indiana Digital Historic Newspapers – 40 historic state newspaper titles with 95,000+ newspaper pages.

Cambridge (Massachusetts) Public Library – Historic Cambridge newspapers, 1846 – 1923 with 60,000 newspaper pages & 50,000 index cards.

University of California, San Francisco – Weekly student newspapers beginning in 1927 with 12,000+ newspaper pages.

Kent Stater Archive – Daily student newspaper archive with 7,000+ newspaper pages.

Vassar College – Vassar College student newspapers, 1872-present with 55,000+ newspaper pages.

University of Richmond – The Collegian Newspaper Archive with 25,000+ newspaper pages.

Papers Past – National Library of New Zealand historic newspaper collection with 3 million+ newspaper pages.

The Upper Hutt (New Zealand) Leader – Community newspaper archive, 1939 – 1964 with 7,500+ newspaper pages.

Veridian non-newspaper digital collections include:

Leiden University Colonial Collection – Books, collectives, and journals from the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute with 800,000+ pages.

AFB Helen Keller Archives – The world’s largest collection of material about and by Helen Keller.

New Zealand Parliamentary Journals – Journals of the House of Representatives with 300,000+ pages of journals.

Watson House Digital Archives – Records of the Irish Mission at Watson House, 1883-1954.

You can find the Veridian Digital Newspaper Collections at http://www.veridiansoftware.com.

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There is also a master search engine called “elephind” – hence the elephant logo. http://www.veridiansoftware.com/knowledge-base/elephind/

“All Veridian-based newspaper digitization projects are indexed by Elephind.com for free, unless the owner of the content chooses not to do so.”

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How do you charge for digitizing old, newpapers…….they are very fragile. Where are you located?

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