Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Google Gives Up On Its New Archive Project

By now you have probably heard that Google is not longer seeking to digitize the country's historic newspapers. That ambitious project, and a boon to genealogists, is now a matter of history.

The five-year-old project reportedly resulted in 60 million scanned pages of news print covering some 250 years of publication.

What has been done will remain accessible, but no new content or development will be coming.

You can read more about the project and its fate at: http://thephoenix.com/BLOGS/phlog/archive/2011/05/19/google-abandons-master-plan-to-archive-the-world-s-newspapers.aspx#ixzz1NsCZOITT

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