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Digitizing microfilm vs. bound volumes.

We recently received an inquiry from a newspaper that has its archive in both microfilm and bound volumes. The publisher wanted to know which he should send us for scanning in order to finally create a searchable online archive his … Continue reading

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ArchiveInABox & Overcoming Digitization Challenges

There are numerous challenges that come with wanting to digitize decades of newspaper archives.  Some were detailed in a Sean Phipps article on Nooga.com this week about efforts underway to digitize newspapers from Chattanooga, Tennessee. A statewide effort is underway to … Continue reading

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Need to know info 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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Help for those with microfilm archives.

We recently heard from a publisher who understands the need to preserve his newspaper’s archives but was uncertain as to how best to proceed today. A while back, he transferred his print archives to microfilm and now has those files … Continue reading

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