Category Archives: News & Updates

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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Genealogy and the Small Town Newspaper

Genealogists are used to digging and searching.  Fortunately, technology has made it easier than ever before – you can research so much from the comfort of your own home. There are, however, still many occasions where genealogists run into virtual … Continue reading

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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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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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