[Foundation-l] National Digital Newspaper Program beta

Jonathan Leybovich jleybov at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 19 18:48:24 UTC 2007


The Library of Congress and the National Endowment for
the Humanities have announced the beta web interface
for the National Digital Newspaper Program, intended
to digitize and make freely available the contents of
most historic major U.S. newspapers:


Currently only the contents of newspapers from a
select few states during the period 1900-1910 are
available, but eventually the project will encompass
all U.S. regions and the entire period 1836 to 1922.

The Library of Congress does not seem to place any
legal restrictions on the use of these archives for
educational purposes (though it does not guarantee
that other copyright holders might not have claims)
and I think even the current, limited contents of the
archive will be immediately valuable for reference and
illustrative purposes within Wikipedia.

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