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.
- Alaska - The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner is available
- Arizona - Japanese Internment Camp Collection digitally accessible
- California - Digital ReeL, Microfilm Scanning Solution, Enables Online Access to Historical Newspapers at Sunnyvale Public Library
- Colorado - Loveland Museum will take over Reporter-Herald archives
- Connecticut - Grants to aid Valley organizations
- Delaware - Newark Post archives now part of Library of Congress database
- Idaho - County historic newspapers digitized, searchable
- Idaho - Ashton resident helping digitize Ashton Archives
- Maryland - LOCAL AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWSPAPER COLLECTION AVAILABLE AT MCPL
- Minnesota - MNHS Announces Latest Round of Legacy Small Grants
- Missouri - Cameron Library to digitize Clinton County newspapers with help from State
- New York - Springville Journal available digitally at Lucy Bensley Center
- Ohio - Tuscarawas County Historical Society receives grants
- 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.