“Digitization of these historic newspapers will greatly enhance access to first-hand accounts of Maine history as it unfolded,” Maine State Librarian James Ritter said in the release. “Anyone with an Internet connection will be able to browse the papers or perform a quick keyword search to look for stories about specific people, places or events from the past.
The project will focus on papers printed prior to 1923 if microfilm is available for imaging. Newspapers printed between 1923 and 1962 might be able to be digitized if the publisher is willing to provide a copyright waiver, according to the library.”
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