California Weekly Newspapers to be Preserved Online

By: Newsroom | UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – California’s weekly newspapers will be preserved in a searchable archive as UC Riverside expands its massive California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) to include the community chronicles of political, business and social history.

Born Digital, a project of UCR’s Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research, launched in the spring with publishers of eight newspapers providing PDF files that the center will archive in an online database that is text searchable and free to users.

“Small newspapers and libraries increasingly cannot afford the cost of microfilming these publications,” said Brian Geiger, director of the UCR center. “We see this as a way to save California’s printed history. We’re targeting small local weeklies, the ones that are least likely to be saving their papers.”

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