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Old 01-15-2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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Digitization projects - updates

A project was just begun at UNC-Chapel Hill to scan a vast collection of 18th and 19th century personal documents. From the announcement:
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Eighty years after its founding in January 1930, the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library is inaugurating a program to digitize large segments of the collections.

The Digital Southern Historical Collection debuted Jan. 8 with thirty-five collections digitized in their entirety, plus two more that have been partially digitized.
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http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/news/in...1/digital-shc/

Chronicling America just added three 19th century Hawaii newspapers to its archives.
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The UH Mānoa Library is pleased to announce that the English-language Hawai’i newspapers have been digitized and OCR-ed, and are available online at the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov. The papers are:

* The Daily Herald (Honolulu, 1886-1887)
* The Hawaiian Gazette (Honolulu, 1865-1916; online: 1877-1913)
* The Independent (Honolulu, 1895-1905)

The Daily Herald and The Hawaiian Gazette (during the years included here) represent a conservative pro-American editorial viewpoint, and The Independent represents a strongly nationalistic Hawaiian viewpoint.
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http://hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=3334
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Great. I love scrolling through some of the classics and getting them for free.
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There's also a Dutch digitalization project going.

The Royal Library is working on digitizing her newspapers, magazines and books from 1470 onwards. This will take some though though, expected end date: 2030.

This isn't the first project, amongst others, newspapers between 1910 and 1945 have already been scanned and are available, there is also a website where you can find reports, memos and all those paper that comes from the First and Second Chamber (aka our government), dating from 1917 to 1995.

Dutch article from ereaders.nl
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