Since 2007, the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois has been active in the development of unique digital newspaper content. Considered to be both preservation and access initiatives, digital conversion and markup is outsourced to carefully chosen vendors. Duplicate preservation files are stored in geographically distant storage locations, and access files are served locally from University Library servers. Below is a list of ongoing projects to date:
The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection (IDNC) contains digital facsimiles of historic Illinois newspapers. You can browse the newspapers by date or search by keyword across articles, advertisements and photo captions. You can print, download, or e-mail individual articles. And it's free!http://www.library.illinois.edu/dnc/idnc/
The Farm, Field and Fireside collection contains digital facsimiles of historic agricultural newspapers published in the United States. Currently the free repository provides access to 19 titles. Stay tuned for more content throughout 2010.http://www.library.illinois.edu/dnc/fff/
The American Popular Entertainment collection contains digital facsimiles of historic newspapers and trade journals published for the entertainment industry in the US between 1853 and 1929. Currently the free repository provides access to 3 titles.http://www.library.illinois.edu/dnc/ape/
Collegiate Chronicle is a prototype student newspaper repository aggregating
newspapers from colleges and universities across the USA. As funding becomes available, we
will add more titles and coverage to this collection.