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All the News That's Fit to Digitize

Published on July 12, 2019

Many newspapers are seeing more digital subscribers than print subscribers. Frank bemoans the fact that printed publications are archived in digital form and the printed versions may be discarded.

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By Gordon Pritchard on Jul 12, 2019

Prehistory
History
Post history
The evolution of information
“All those moments will be lost - like tears in rain”

 

By William Ray on Jul 13, 2019

You are late, Frank. Go to the ProQuest site and look for newspapers. Millions of scanned pages with full word searching and article threading.

Our InfoTech division did all of the NYT, WaPo, Globe, Christian Science Monitor and many more years ago.

It was fun while it lasted but the vast library of newspapers -- or, at least the ones who could pay for it -- is done.

Besides, even before we started the conversion project all of the newspaper industry was or had moved to microfilm for their morgues. It was just too expensive to keep a pile of high acid paper from rotting.

 

By greg Patt on Jul 15, 2019

I 100% agree Frank!

My local paper (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) is an exact digital, visual copy of the printed version, ads and all. No Scans, so i ti ssearchable.

I LOVE it!

I get to be influenced by what the editor thought was more important because it had a bigger headline or was on the front page, above the fold.

Other papers that don't fo that, don't get my business!

 

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