Heritage Microfilm and The Daily Sitka Sentinel Partner to Provide Historical Newspaper Content

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Thousands of newspaper pages detailing Alaskan history are now available.

The Daily Sitka Sentinel, a daily newspaper in Sitka, Alaska, has signed a microfilming and digitization contract with Heritage Microfilm, Inc. Heritage will be filming and offering digital archives of all Sitka content dated from the 1940s until present.

"We are pleased that researchers across the globe will now have access to The Daily Sitka Sentinel, which tells the story of Alaskan history," said Jeff Kiley, General Manager of Heritage Microfilm. "The newspaper's archives offer readers a local perspective on events that impacted the state's history, such as when Alaska officially became a state in 1959. The paper is also a great genealogical resource, containing a wealth of information about the people of Alaska."

Libraries, historical societies and educational institutions can soon access this rare content in both microfilm and web-based digital formats through Heritage Microfilm's P3 program. This program, designed to bring libraries and historical societies together with newspaper publishers, offers more than just traditional microfilm subscriptions. Institutions will soon have the option of receiving access to a digital archive website with fully searchable newspaper pages from The Daily Sitka Sentinel.

Content from The Daily Sitka Sentinel will also be featured on NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database available online. With more than 58 million newspaper pages dating as far back as 1759, the archive is a valuable primary resource.

Heritage Microfilm of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is an archival microfilm and digitization company. Publishers or librarians interested in finding more information about Heritage Microfilm's P3 program can visit http://www.heritagemicrofilm.com or http://www.newspaperarchive.com, as well as http://www.yournewspaperarchive.com.

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