Saturday, 30 October 2010

Newspaper Treats from NLA

The National Library of Australia has now passed the milestone of 30 million newspaper articles, that's 3 million pages, coincidentally about the same number available through the British Library 19th-century newspaper digitization project, digitized and available free online for searching at http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper.
Here's a snippet of a diagram from that website showing the newspapers and years, from 1800 to 1940, for which digitized issues are available.

With the exception of the Canada Gazette, LACs newspaper digitization initiative would amount to a few isolated speckles on the diagram reflecting an anemic effort on some Francophone papers.

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