ProQuest to Include Small Town and Community Newspapers

Sep 02, 2005

ProQuest Information and Learning has expanded its newspaper digitization program to include small town and community newspaper archives. The new expanded program brings preservation and access to smaller, more specialized collections. ProQuest's Historical Newspapers is a digital newspaper archive, encompassing the full-runs of America's most notable newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and others.

ProQuest's small newspaper digitization program is nearly identical to the digitization program used for major national newspapers, such as The New York Times. Because small newspapers have fewer articles per page, article-level searching is not required. ProQuest digitizes to the page level, designed to make the service more affordable for small communities. Also, each ProQuest project--large or small--is cross-searchable within the larger database.