Now you will be able to view NewspaperArchive at your local library if that library subscribes to the new offering from ProQuest. Not all libraries will do that but I suspect that many will.
ProQuest announced today that it is expanding its selection of historical news content as the global distributor to libraries and other institutions for NewspaperArchive.com, a 130 million-page database that captures coverage from local newspapers throughout North America, the U.K., and select countries from 1607 to the present.
ProQuest will offer libraries the option to purchase a perpetual archive rather than just subscriptions.
Here is the official announcement from ProQuest:
March 11, 2013 (ANN ARBOR, MI) — ProQuest is significantly expanding its rich selection of historical news content as the global distributor to libraries and other institutions for NewspaperARCHIVE.com, a 130 million-page database that captures coverage from valuable local newspapers throughout North America, the U.K., and select countries from 1607 to the present. ProQuest will offer libraries the option to purchase a perpetual archive rather than just subscriptions. Further, there will be Academic and Public library versions that break NewspaperARCHIVE.com’s massive content into state level products and individual titles.
“NewspaperARCHIVE.com’s content is an extraordinary addition to ProQuest’s news product line, deepening the service that libraries of all kinds are able to provide to their patrons,” said Chris Cowan, Vice-President, ProQuest Information Solutions. “We’re particularly excited about the benefits libraries will be able to extend to family historians for genealogical research and to the academic community, where this service will be an excellent source for longitudinal and comparative analyses of events and people.”
“NewspaperARCHIVE.com focuses on small, local newspapers, providing an important complement to ProQuest Historical Newspapers’ selection of major world dailies,” said Erik Swierk, General Manager, NewspaperARCHIVE.com. “Like the ProQuest news databases, NewspaperARCHIVE.com is designed for researchers of all levels and includes intuitive tools for fast searching and browsing. Its pages are fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content.”
To learn more, visit www.proquest.com or www.newspaperarchive.com.
The largest collection of historic newspaper content online, NewspaperARCHIVE.com unlocks the world’s newspaper archives with innovative technologies that enable high quality digital archiving solutions for newspapers, libraries, and institutions globally.
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