Cedar Rapids, Iowa (PRWEB) February 7, 2009
Cedar Rapids-based Heritage Microfilm announces an international initiative aimed at preserving and making accessible the world's newspaper history. The initiative will consist of working with newspaper publishers and libraries to identify and secure newspapers and newspaper microfilm which are unique and generally unavailable.
Preservation will involve archival microfilming of international newspapers, using the most modern methods and standards. Heritage Microfilm will also work with content holders to remaster any damaged or obsolete film. The initiative will also aim to digitize the microfilmed newspaper content and make it available to the world via NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the world's largest digital newspaper archive.
"We're excited about the opportunity to work with newspapers from around the world," said Jeffrey Kiley, General Manager for Heritage Microfilm and NewspaperARCHIVE.com. "Over the past decade, we've worked with hundreds of domestic papers, and are now in a position to focus on international papers of record."
Heritage Microfilm hopes to announce the first of many promising relationships in the upcoming days.
About Heritage Microfilm
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 Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date making it easy to quickly explore historical content.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 Heritage Microfilm and NewspaperARCHIVE.com can visit http://www.newspaperarchive.com.
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