Google Working to Expand Newspaper Archiving Project

Nemo - September 9, 2008 11:02AM in General News

Google is nothing if not ambitious and it has announced it is expanding on a project begun in 2006 with the New York Times and the Washington Post to index digital archives of old newspapers. According to Google's blog, the project has been expand with the goal of digitizes every story from small local papers to the largest national papers. Initially the goal is to make these papers searchable via Google's news archive and ultimately make them searchable via a standard Google search. Each article will be available in its original format, not just n text form. That means not only can you read the original article, but you'll have access to any photographs, headlines and even advertisements as they originally appeared.