July 15, 2008
CRL and Readex Partner to Create the World Newspaper Archive
Readex and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) have announced that they will create the world's largest, fully searchable digital archive of international newspapers. The World Newspaper Archive will provide researchers unprecedented access to historical newspapers published outside the United States.
The venture will first offer Latin American newspapers published between 1805 and 1922 in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and other countries. The initial Latin American series will offer approximately 35 titles, encompassing nearly one million pages. Among the newspapers expected to be included are La Prensa (Buenos Aires), O Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo), Mercurio (Santiago), La Prensa (Havana), Diario de Centro America (Guatemala City), Daily Chronicle (Georgetown, Guyana), Mexican Herald (Mexico City), El Peruano (Lima), Port of Spain Gazette (Port of Spain), and the Venezuelan Herald (Caracas).
Further series will focus on historical newspapers published in Africa, South Asia and other areas. [JH]
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