Cedar Rapids, Iowa (PRWEB) January 2, 2009
The La Marque Public Library, located in La Marque, Texas, has partnered with Cedar Rapids-based Heritage Microfilm to digitize and make available the historic newspaper archives of the La Marque Times for library patrons. This partnership gives library users access to years of previously unavailable historic newspaper content.
"The La Marque Public Library has been wishing to have our newspaper digitized for quite awhile," said Kathleen Nixie, Library Director for La Marque Public Library. "We are excited that we can now offer this unique piece of La Marque history for our patrons."
The digital images were created from microfilm of the newspaper. Heritage Microfilm performed the microfilming of the La Marque Times in addition to the digital services. The digital archives consist of images of the newspaper as it was published, and includes all issues from 1970 to 1998.
The La Marque Digital Archive, consisting of the La Marque Times, can be found at http://lamarque.newspaperarchive.com and is available at no charge.
"I am happy that we were able to bring the amazing technology of NewspaperArchive.com and the unique newspapers of La Marque together to create a rich historic newspaper database," said Larry Eckhardt, Account Manager for Heritage Microfilm.
Libraries, historical societies and educational institutions interested in digitizing historical Newspaper content should contact Larry Eckhardt at 888-870-0484 ext. 18.
About Heritage Microfilm, Inc.
Heritage Microfilm, Inc., of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a major archival microfilm and digitization company. Heritage Microfilm was founded in 1996 and quickly became one of the premier newspaper preservation vendors in North America. They are currently trusted with the preservation microfilming of more than 600 North American newspaper titles, as well as several international ones. Publishers or librarians interested in more information about Heritage Microfilm can visit http://www.heritagemicrofilm.com.
In 1999, Heritage Microfilm launched the brand NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the world's largest historical newspaper database online. NewspaperARCHIVE.com contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1759 to present, spanning almost 3,000 newspaper titles and 762 cities. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date making it easy to quickly explore historical content. Anyone interested in finding more information about NewspaperARCHIVE.com can visit http://www.newspaperarchive.com.
About the La Marque Public Library
The La Marque Public Library was formed in 1946 by members of the community, led by the local Pilot Club. They acquired their first full-time librarian in 1955 and continued to expand. In 1978, the city built a larger permanent library building. The La Marque Public Library now staffs six people and holds thousands of books in addition to newspapers, microfilm, videocassettes, compact discs, and more, and stands as the cultural center of La Marque.