Author Archives: Karen Tarica

A look back at life in America.

There is perhaps no more interesting and entertaining reading than going through historic editions of newspapers.  You may hear people say, “you just can’t make this stuff up.” From advertisements to columns detailing social life in town, you learn a … Continue reading

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Essential archive management for newspapers

SmallTownPapers announced the latest release of its flagship service platform ArchiveInABox now allows newspapers to consolidate all archive content in one place. Publishers are given a dedicated web page and management interface to archive all their articles, whether published in … Continue reading

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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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