19 June 2018

More Canadian content at Newspapers.com

Don't get too excited but newspapers.com has now placed online a few issues from Canadian newspapers not included before: the Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal.
Why not excited? They're for a handful of days in April and May this year. Will there be more to come?
Also the Montreal Gazette coverage is updated to April this year. There are now 2,027,632 pages in the collection going back to 1857.
How much better would the situation be if Library and Archives Canada had exercised the type of leadership displayed by its peers internationally for a coherent national program of newspaper access and digitization?
For LAC people who see this mention as akin to a continuing toothache, it will not go away without treatment.

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