Category Archives: ArchiveInABox

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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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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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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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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