Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Google Digitizing Old Newspapers

Google announced they have started digitalizing the news papers in terms of “Newspaper Digitalization”. They have recently partnership with few notable news agencies such as American newspapers, ProQuest and Heritage and has begun digitizing printed newspapers, making them both searchable and browsable exactly as they appeared in print. This also includes photographs, advertisements.


This link would explain you the above said point in a better way. Google official blog quoted,

You’ll be able to explore this historical treasure trove by searching the Google News Archive or by using the timeline feature after searching Google News. Not every search will trigger this new content, but you can start by trying queries like [Nixon space shuttle] or [Titanic located]. Stories we've scanned under this initiative will appear alongside already-digitized material from publications like the New York Times as well as from archive aggregators, and are marked "Google News Archive."

With the above news, sooner or later we can expect Google to produce this news archive result as a blended result with the universal search result.


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