Thursday, 31 July 2008
Congratulations to the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program team at the National Library of Australia. On 25 July 2008, this team released the Australian Newspapers Beta service to the public. This service contains a selection of Australian newspapers published between 1803 and the copyright cut-off date of 1954. According to the Program's news page, as of July 2008 over 1 million pages have been scanned. It is also good to see that in the spirit of true Web 2.0 collabration, the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program is actively seeking other libraries to get involved.