Heritage Microfilm Announces Agreement with Califa

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Heritage Microfilm has finalized an agreement with Califa to offer their ACCESS NewspaperARCHIVE newspaper research database to hundreds of California libraries.

Heritage Microfilm, microfilm preservation vendor for more than 600 U.S. newspapers, will offer member libraries of Califa, a not-for-profit library cooperative, a steep discount to the ACCESS NewspaperARCHIVE newspaper research database to give library patrons the opportunity to access millions of historical newspaper pages.

"This partnership gives us the unique opportunity to work with libraries in California on a large scale, promoting great historical newspaper content to researchers and genealogists around the region," said Jamie Leon, Account Manager for Heritage Microfilm. "With more than 6 million newspaper pages in California alone, ACCESS NewspaperARCHIVE will prove a valuable database for researchers."

ACCESS NewspaperARCHIVE is a version of NewspaperARCHIVE, the world's largest online newspaper archive, created for libraries and other research institutions. It features more than 90 million searchable newspaper page images from hundreds of cities and thousands of publications. ACCESS NewspaperARCHIVE can be found at http://access.newspaperarchive.com.

"It's great to be able to work with Heritage Microfilm directly to offer our members a huge value," said Heather Teysko, Califa Manager. "Their California newspaper content makes them a natural fit for Califa, bringing the first-person history of California towns to life and making genealogy and historical research easier."

Califa will hold a webinar with Heritage Microfilm following the official beginning of the agreement. All member libraries interested in learning about what Heritage Microfilm has to offer will be invited, and the public is welcome to attend as well. Webinars will be held on September 29 and October 1. Interested parties can follow the Califa Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/califa or the Califa Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=califa&init=quick#/pages/San-Mateo-CA/Califa-Library-Group/18963104703.

Institutions interested in Heritage Microfilm can contact Jamie Leon at jleon at heritagemicrofilm dot com.

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 heritagemicrofilm.com.

About NewspaperARCHIVE.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 heritagemicrofilm.com or newspaperarchive.com.

About the Califa Library Group

The Califa Library Group is a not for profit membership cooperative serving libraries and information organizations in California. Established in 2004 with LSTA funding from the California State Library, Califa collaborates with members and provides leadership for cooperative negotiations to help ensure that members receive quality information resources. With over 220 members, including most of the public libraries, Califa is the largest library network in California. Califa's membership includes all sizes and types of libraries - academic, research, public, school, corporate, medical, law, and special. A Board of Directors, elected by and from the membership, governs Califa, which is based in San Mateo, CA with an office in Los Angeles.

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