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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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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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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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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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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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Our Personal Connection to Washington’s Historic Wildfires

The historic wildfires raging in central Washington have strong ties to the SmallTownPapers family. Not only does the company founder, Paul Jeffko, have a home and property which have been affected by the Carlton Complex wildfire but it was in … Continue reading

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How do you find historic newspapers that were never microfilmed?

It’s exciting to see growing resources of historic newspapers which have been digitized and made online accessible.  But what you’ll find is that most have been digitized from the newspaper’s microfilm archive.  What about newspapers that never created microfilm versions? … Continue reading

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Community Grants Can Help Fund Newspaper Archive Digitization

We’re finding an increasing number of historical societies and other organizations applying for community grants to help them pay to have their local newspaper archives digitized and made online accessible.  A great success story comes from Bothell, Washington, north of … Continue reading

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SmallTownPapers – Invaluable Resource for Archivists & Historians

We recently received a great message from Wabaunsee County, Kansas Historical Society archivist Greg Hoots.  Great had just discovered past issues of his local newspapers on SmallTownPapers and commented, “While we have an archives of actual hard copies of many, … Continue reading

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