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June Pelo
17-12-04, 20:19
The government has announced that anyone with a computer will have access within a few years to millions of pages from old newspapers. Available in 2006 will be the first of what's expected to be 30 million digitized pages from papers published from 1836 through 1922. The span of the project is limited because type faces of printers used before 1836 are too difficult for optical scanners to read and copyright restrictions are in force on papers published after 1923. The National Endowment for the Humanities is working on the project with the Library of Congress, which has embarked on a broader project to preserve records of American newspapers dating from the late 1600s.

June

Gita Wiklund
18-12-04, 15:57
Hi June!

Do you know if there is any fee involved or if access will be free of charge as it is in the Finnish project?

Gita

Gita Wiklund
18-12-04, 16:18
Hi June!

Do you know if there is any fee involved or if access will be free of charge as it is in the Finnish project?

Gita

June Pelo
18-12-04, 18:03
Gita,

I copied the notice from the Dick Eastman newsletter and there wasn't any mention of a fee. It said that anyone who's interested will have access at the click of a mouse. There's still a year of work for them, so hopefully there will be more announcements when the project is ready.

June