16 June 2008

Suggestions for Most Online Digital Newspaper Collections

There are several sites that offer online images of microfilmed issues of newspapers, particularly newspapers fifty or more years old.

My suggestion to most of these sites:

Do not post "hit and miss" issues of newspapers. While I realize that not all newspapers are extant, in several cases, a few issues for a month or a year are put online when more issues were microfilmed. I would rather see just the year of 1877 put online rather than a smattering off issues from 1877 through 1930. It makes searching more effective.

Just my opinion.