July 14, 2010 at 10:57am
The World Newspaper Archive represents a collaborative effort of CRL member institutions and Readex, a division of NewsBank, to preserve and provide persistent access to historical newspapers from around the globe.
The first module of the World Newspaper Archive focuses on news from Latin America and the Caribbean. The project will eventually encompass the news output of other major regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Eastern and Central Europe.
July 13, 2010 at 6:24pm
“Broadband is the new national infrastructure. Just as electricity, telephones, and highways became essential in the 20th century, full participation in life in the 21st century depends on broadband. Librarians know all too well the consequences of having only modest connectivity—for instance, how a library’s network slows down midday after the school bell rings. The plan has great potential for increasing broadband capabilities for the library community.”