But that 20% is growing, and the amount of newspaper digitization projects are growing also. Whether they be commercial subscription sites, state wide projects, or small library digitization projects for just one newspaper, they all add up.
Here is a list of new digitization efforts that are either in progress or are recently completed. All are in the U.S. The link will take you to an article that describes in more detail the status of the project.
- Florida - With NEH grant, libraries preserve pages of the past
- Hawaii - The Maui News index almost ‘just a click away’
- Iowa - State grants to help southwest Iowa communities preserve the past
- Iowa - Mapleton library receives grant to digitize The Mapleton Press newspapers
- Massachusetts - Derry Public Library efforts save history in digital form
- Missouri - Partee Wins Grant to Digitize Word&Way Archive
- New Hampshire - Digital archive created for historical newspapers of the Monadnock Region
- New York - Read all about it: Concordy archives dating to 1877 now online
- North Carolina - Students help preserve copies of the Wilmington Record, burned by whites in 1898
- Oregon - First draft of history has been rescued
- Washington - Historic Duvall newspapers, Duvall Citizen, Carnavall Reporter, now available online
- Wisconsin - Editions of early Unions now online
Hopefully the paper or location is in the area of your research!
I'm sure there are more projects underway - these are just some that have written articles about them.
If you know of more - please let us know in the comments.