"The digitisation of The Sydney Morning Herald was made possible by a $1 million contribution from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation. Eventually, all out-of-copyright editions of the Herald will be available, from its inception in 1831 to 1954. It is now just over a year since Australian Newspapers was released to the public and there are 8.5 million articles available from 33 newspaper titles. A community of volunteer ‘text correctors’ has now corrected 7 million lines of the electronically translated text in 318 000 articles, enabling more accurate search results."
Access the Collection (via Trove) at http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/1521454
via Resource Shelf at www.resourceshelf.com/2009/11/19/australia-historic-newspaper-digitisation-early-editions-of-sydney-morning-herald-now-available-online-what-is-trove/
Has LAC explored obtaining funding for newspaper digitization through private charitable foundations?