Author Archives: Karen Tarica

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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How to pay to digitize a newspaper archive.

It’s a question we hear all the time from small market and community newspaper publishers across the country. If they’re going to spend money digitizing bound volume newspaper archives, publishers want to know how to monetize it – how to … Continue reading

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Evidence of ‘parallel universe’ discovered in 1980s small-town Louisiana newspaper archive

At SmallTownPapers, we regularly monitor activity on our archive pages – we analyze which archives receive the most traffic and we work to understand where the interest originates.  One of the most visited pages got our attention big time – … Continue reading

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Helping Newspaper Publishers Digitize their Archives

SmallTownPapers has been excited about the reaction to our new program, Discover America’s Story. Small town and community newspaper publishers are delighted to finally have discovered an easy way to generate fresh revenue – money which can then be applied … Continue reading

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Ready to digitize your newspaper archive?

One of our most read blogs clears up misconceptions about digitizing loose printed and bound volume newspaper archives.  There is a lot of information you need to know before you move forward with scanning old newspapers. Want more information? If you … Continue reading

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Small town newspapers are a treasure trove!

An article posted on InsideToronto.com recently is such a wonderful example of the importance of small town newspaper archives to individuals wanting to learn more about their family history. The author Janice Dickerson writes, “When I discovered the newspaper has … Continue reading

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