Author Archives: Karen Tarica

Let your archive work for you in 2017.

What is your archive content going to do for you next year? Will it help bring in more readers? Engage your community? Create a fresh new source of revenue?  SmallTownPapers can show you how your archive can do all of … Continue reading

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New help for publishers wanting to preserve archives.

As more and more newspapers begin to offer online news, there is growing conversation about how that material — online articles and news updates — are archived. How does a publisher ensure all of their stories are archived and how … Continue reading

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Getting started digitizing your archive.

For many publishers or historical societies wanting to digitize their newspaper archive, the thought of getting started is daunting.  Where do you begin?  Which archive newspapers, bound volumes or microfilm reels should you scan first? Your first thought may be … Continue reading

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Towns with lost archives.

Amid the calls from newspaper publishers and historical societies eager to digitize their archives to prevent them from ever being lost are the stories we hear from communities trying to piece together archives that were never preserved.  We read an … Continue reading

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Tips for seeking grants to pay for archive preservation.

SmallTownPapers’ scanning program, ArchiveInABox, works with numerous organizations that seek grants to pay to digitize the community’s newspaper archive and make it online accessible for everyone to explore and enjoy.  Nearly every community has an organization which provides historical preservation type … Continue reading

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Should Newspapers Remove or Redact Archive Content?

As more and more newspaper archives are digitized and made online accessible and searchable, newspapers are receiving requests to remove, block or redact some of their archive content. It happens for a number of reasons and newspapers struggle with the … Continue reading

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Creative Methods Newspapers Are Using To Afford Archive Scanning

Newspaper publishers are understandably nervous about their bound volume and loose printed archives. On one hand, they are desperate to have their increasingly fragile newspaper archives scanned and placed online where they can safely be searched by their own staff … Continue reading

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Using Archives To Build Audiences

There’s a great article in today’s Editor and Publisher Daily called “10 Newspapers That Do It Right 2016: Finding Success with Audience, Digital and New Revenue Ideas.”  Writers Adreana Young and Nu Yang profile ten newspapers and how they’re staying … Continue reading

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Engage your community by scanning your archive.

In the next couple of weeks, we’re wrapping up two major newspaper archive scanning projects. Both happen to be for religious newspapers which tell wonderfully rich stories of their respective communities. The organizations we were scanning for have both been … Continue reading

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A banner year for SmallTownPapers

SmallTownPapers, Inc. started out, more than a decade ago, as a company dedicated to helping small market and community newspapers preserve and make their bound volume archives online accessible.  We’ve worked with publishers to digitize millions of archive pages and … Continue reading

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