Saturday, June 24, 2006

OCLC to digitize early San Francisco newspaper

OCLC or the Online Computer Library Center Inc., located in Dublin, Ohio, has received a $400,000 grant from the National Digital Newspaper Program that will enable the digitization of 100,000 pages published between 1900 and 1910 of the San Francisco Call, formerly the city's top morning newspaper.

The paper began in 1895 as the Morning Call and eventually became part of the San Francisco Examiner. Today it is a free daily newspaper, owned by the same group that publishes the Washington Examiner and the Baltimore Examiner.

The National Digital Newspaper Project, sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is in the midst of a 20-year project to digitize "historically significant newspapers from all the states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922."

OCLC expects to complete the work in 2007.


Anonymous Kristine said...

I wonder if they will destroy the original papers after the digitization project.

1:55 PM  

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