Tag Archives: newspapers

SAOA to digitize Indian Newspaper Reports for open access

(1 June 2018) The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), administered by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), has recently begun digitizing the Indian Newspaper Reports containing weekly translations and summaries of local Anglo-Indian and vernacular-language newspapers from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, from throughout South Asia. The digitization of 110 microfilm reels held by CRL […]


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To Be Continued

Discovering serialised fiction in Trove’s digitised newspapers (28 February 2018) Literary historian Katherine Bode describes how she and bibliographer Carol Hetherington used Trove to create a database of over 21,000 novels, novellas and short stories published in early Australian newspapers. This database enables anyone to read, explore, correct, add and export the fiction early Australians […]


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Cathay Pacific and PressReader

(7 November 2017)  Cathay Pacific has been working to improve your travel experience. Its new partnership with PressReader gives you complimentary access to thousands of the world’s best newspapers and magazines whenever you fly with Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon. 48 hours before your flight, you’ll be able to browse the PressReader library and save full […]


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South Asia Open Archives (SAOA)

(11 September 2017) Over the past year, a group of nearly 25 research libraries came together to create the new entity called the South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) — affiliated with the South Asia Materials Project (SAMP). The effort will establish a cooperative network among libraries from the US and across the Subcontinent, dedicated to creating a […]


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National Library of Korea launches archive with 192 million pre-1950s news articles

(17 February 2017) The National Library has launched a website containing a massive volume of Korean news articles published before 1950. The “Korea Newspaper Archive” has about 192 million articles from 70 newspapers. The site is based on a Linked on Data (LOD) system that allows articles from different sources to be categorized by keywords […]


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Rare wartime Japanese newspapers from occupied Sumatra found

(1 September 2016, Jakarta)  Rare editions of a Japanese newspaper published in Sumatra during World War II, so seldom seen that it is known as the “phantom newspaper,” have been discovered here in the Indonesian capital. Makoto Ezawa, 66, a researcher from Tokyo, discovered the original copies of The Sumatra Shimbun tucked away in the […]


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Gale expands historical digital newspaper offerings and support for digital humanities research

(26 May 2016, Farmington Hills, Mich.) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has expanded its historical newspaper collections with the launch of several new archives. Now available are The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000, a 145-year archive of Britain’s best-selling quality newspaper; China from Empire to Republic: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals, a collection of English-language […]


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South African boost for Gandhian digital archive project

(4 March 2015, Pretoria)  An MoU has been signed here between India and South Africa for digital images of the copies of ‘Indian Opinion’, a newspaper established by Mahatma Gandhi, to provide an authentic open source archive on the iconic leader’s life and times. Indian High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam and Chief Executive of the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Rocky […]


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The top 25 of 2014

(11 February 2015) Cat kills giant stingray, death by poodle dog, 15 years of insomnia, very unfortunate accidents, big babies, autobiography of a parrot and a whole lot more which will bring a smile to your face, are in the Trove Top 25 for 2014. Suspend your disbelief while you enjoy the most popular stories […]


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British Library opens National Newspaper Building

(23 January 2015) The UK national newspaper collection, held by the British Library, is one of the greatest of its kind in the world. Spanning more than three centuries, it comprises local, regional and national newspapers from across the UK as well as many overseas titles. It is an invaluable historical resource for tens of […]


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15 million reasons to visit Trove

(8 December 2014) Today marks a milestone for Trove as it digitises its 15 millionth newspaper article. Titled For King and Country, the article first appeared in the December 8, 1917 edition of The St George Call, which was published weekly in Sydney’s Kogarah district from 1914 to 1924. NSLA launched the Australian Newspaper Digitisation […]


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Searching through historic newspapers from 23 European countries

(3 December 2014) As part of the Europeana Newspapers project, The European Library developed a historic newspapers browser that enables users to perform full text searches in millions of historic newspaper pages. “For the first time in history we have the opportunity to do transnational comparative research on the basis of big data!“ says Toine Pieters, digital humanities […]


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Searching through historic newspapers from 23 European countries

(3 December 2014) As part of the Europeana Newspapers project, The European Library developed a historic newspapers browser that enables users to perform full text searches in millions of historic newspaper pages. “For the first time in history we have the opportunity to do transnational comparative research on the basis of big data!“ says Toine Pieters, digital humanities […]


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Digitized newspapers bring old Asia alive

It’s called Chronicling America, a website from the Library of Congress providing digitized searchable facsimiles of historic American newspapers. But it’s also a great source of historic news and reporting on Asia. Having recently passed the 8 million pages landmark, these antique newspapers covering the period 1836-1922, are full of news about Asia, perhaps more then […]


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First Indian newspaper digitized

(15 July 2014) The first published newspaper in India is digitized and now provided for online use from the holdings of the library of the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University. The newspaper is called Hicky´s Bengal Gazette (1780-1782), which was published by James Augustus Hicky (1739/40-1802) from 28 January 1780 in Calcutta. It reported weekly […]


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