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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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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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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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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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An Affordable Way to Digitize Your Newspaper Archive

Increasingly, we have historical societies and alumni organizations working to digitize newspaper archives but they’re the groups often most challenged when it comes to having the funds to make digitization a reality.  Many of our ArchiveInABox customers have found success … Continue reading

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