Author Archives: Karen Tarica

Easily Digitize Printed or Bound Volume Newspaper Archives Today

Communities across the country are ramping up their newspaper archive digitization projects as they see increased interest in the history contained within the pages.  Writers, researchers, genealogists and educators are among those crying out for convenient online access to the … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Newspaper Office Roof Collapse Narrowly Misses Archive

This week, there was a great reminder of why so many newspapers are finally moving forward and finding ways to digitize their printed archives.  In the Oklahoma town of Cleveland, there was a roof collapse at a newspaper office which … Continue reading

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The Race to Digitize Newspaper Archives

A quick search online will reveal a huge trend this year – more newspapers than ever before are being digitized and placed online for the world to enjoy. Publishers want to give people easy access to information, reduce the number … Continue reading

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Local Grants Help Digitize Newspaper Archives

SmallTownPapers’ ArchiveInABox is about to begin phase two of a great historical preservation project in a town north of Seattle. The Woodinville Heritage Society received Heritage Collection Care grant from King County, Washington’s cultural services agency – 4Culture. The grant … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know Before Digitizing Your Archive.

It’s amazing what you might hear from a scanning provider who wants to earn your business — here are the top “fascinating falsehoods” regularly pitched to publishers: Bound book archives must be cut apart to scan and digitize.  FALSE No, your … Continue reading

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An Affordable Way to Digitize Your Newspaper Archive

Increasingly, we have historical societies and alumni organizations working to digitize newspaper archives but they’re the groups often most challenged when it comes to having the funds to make digitization a reality.  Many of our ArchiveInABox customers have found success … Continue reading

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ArchiveInABox Helps Publishers Preserve Historic Archives

There are numerous companies and programs available to transfer microfilm to digital but what about the organizations with bound volume or loose printed archives – often having only one copy of a newspaper or newsletter remaining and it may be in … Continue reading

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The Success of SmallTownPapers’ Awards Program Platform

In 2007, SmallTownPapers launched a platform for journalism contests – one of the only platforms that has been designed specifically for news media contests. BetterBNC is an entirely integrated, online contest platform which is being used by nearly 200 media … Continue reading

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Our Personal Connection to Washington’s Historic Wildfires

The historic wildfires raging in central Washington have strong ties to the SmallTownPapers family. Not only does the company founder, Paul Jeffko, have a home and property which have been affected by the Carlton Complex wildfire but it was in … Continue reading

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How do you find historic newspapers that were never microfilmed?

It’s exciting to see growing resources of historic newspapers which have been digitized and made online accessible.  But what you’ll find is that most have been digitized from the newspaper’s microfilm archive.  What about newspapers that never created microfilm versions? … Continue reading

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