Author Archives: Karen Tarica

A new revenue source for publishers.

With the upcoming launch of Discover America’s Story by SmallTownPapers, Inc., comes a fresh new way to generate revenue for your community or small town newspaper.  The program was designed to bring in new revenue which can be used to … Continue reading

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SmallTownPapers Introduces Discover America’s Story

Oklahoma’s The Mooreland Leader newspaper has become the first to sign onto Discover America’s Story – a new nationwide program launched by SmallTownPapers to preserve history from small town America. The program makes it possible for the Leader to digitize … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Challenges of Archive Digitization

There are numerous challenges that come with wanting to digitize decades of newspaper archives.  Some were detailed in an article on Nooga.com this week, written by Sean Phipps, about efforts underway to digitize newspapers from Chattanooga, Tennessee. A statewide effort … Continue reading

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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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Monroe Historical Society Turns to SmallTownPapers to Digitize Papers

A great article came out today about the digitization project underway of The Monroe Monitor Transcript in Washington state.  The Monroe Historical Society is managing the project with a goal of preserving the area’s written history and making it online … Continue reading

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The Importance of Your Local Newspaper

An editorial in the Denver Post today says “Newspapers are the first draft of history and our most thorough, reliable look into the past.” It’s exactly why SmallTownPapers, Inc. was created years ago – to help small market newspaper publishers preserve … 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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