Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Do you want to Google history making news articles?

It is really interesting to see that Google is actually making a great effort in digitizing old newspapers. Not only are they going to be digitized, but you would be able to read them exactly how they were printed. No more late nights at the library dusting old newspapers. According to Google, they would do this for the smallest newspaper to the biggest in terms of readership.

Here is an excerpt from Google's official blog.

Today, we're launching an initiative to make more old newspapers accessible and searchable online by partnering with newspaper publishers to digitize millions of pages of news archives. Let's say you want to learn more about the landing on the Moon. Try a search for [Americans walk on moon], and you'll be able to find and read an original article from a 1969 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The effort has just begun, but knowing Google I'm sure they will pursue this in a big way. All in the effort of reaching to a wider audience. Anyway, I do commend Google for embarking on this wonderful project.


BM said...

This is great.
It bring me chills when I see that newspaper here.

Tame Your Technology said...

So long as you can use Google search technology to dig up news stories this could be a really useful service.

Raj said...

I personally am a history buff. I would love to read some of those world war 2 editions!