Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers Digitization Project
Through the autumn and winter of 2009-2010, a trial newspaper digitization project sponsored by Libraries Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia C@P was carried out in Halifax at Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, and in Sydney at the Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University. Both institutions hold extensive collections of historical newspapers from around Nova Scotia, and offer specialized in-house digitization services for archival material.
The project has resulted in over 19,000 pages of digitized newspaper content. Sixteen titles were included, from 1769 to 1991; all were scanned from original copies. The titles and issues digitized in this project are rare, they are frequently the only surviving records for that particular newspaper, and they all provide a unique perspective on life in Nova Scotia. The project partners are especially pleased to have included early newspapers from Loyalist Shelburne, the Micmac News, and The 4th Estate. Making these titles available online ensures that Nova Scotians everywhere have access to a significant record of their past.
Visit the Libraries Nova Scotia Website at http://librariesns.ca/content/newspaper-digitization, where you'll find more information about this project and links to the digitized newspapers.
Lois K. Yorke
Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
6016 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Fax: 902-424-0628 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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