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Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

Monday, September 8, 2008
11 years ago13,428 views

googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/0 ...

<<Today, we're launching an initiative to make more old newspapers accessible and searchable online by partnering with newspaper publishers to digitize millions of pages of news archives. >>

<<Not only will you be able to search these newspapers, you'll also be able to browse through them exactly as they were printed – photographs, headlines, articles, advertisements and all.>>

Try it here:
news.google.com/newspapers?id= ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

this is service is so slowwwwww.....

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yep... all I get for now is the load bar once clicking on a result...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

see here:
blogoscoped.com/forum/140278.h ...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

This is cool! It's a small time machine :)
This could be great for school work (is the first thing I thought about when I saw this). Instead of just writing what we find in books about world war, we can read what each country was passing through at the same moment and immerse into history in a new way.

Above 5 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I presume Google is sharing the advertising income with the newspaper publisher.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Edit: I just found some info on this and rephrased one sentence in the article and added one more sentence in brackets.

Old:
<<Next to the news pages, Google presents ads as well as a section they call related articles.>>

New:
<<Next to the news pages, Google presents a section they call related articles, as well as ads ("publishers will be able to generate incremental revenue from contextual advertising placed on News archive search pages", Google says in their help).>>
news.google.com/archivesearch/ ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Tip : if you want to search only "Google Books-like archives", try that query patern : news.google.com/archivesearch? ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Great tip!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Have you noticied you can click on the blue areas? It's not really useful at first sight...

gary price [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Two other newspaper digitization projects that might be of interest include:

1) Chronicling America from the Library of Congress (some fully digitized papers available with info about even more.
loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/

2) Some of the content in the Google News Archive comes from a company named Heritage Microfilm (aka NewspaperArchive.com). This is fee-based content available from Google.

However, NewspaperArchive.com makes available several subject archives where the full text content (some of the same content available for sale from Google) is free. You can find a list of these free full text subject archives here:
newspaperarchive.com/SpecialCo ...

Sheila Salo [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I don't see provision for printing articles from the full-text newspaper images.

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