James V. Brown Library looks to digitize 2 centuries of microfilm (PA)
An article featured in the Sun-Gazette of Williamsport, PA outlined the James V. Brown Library’s plan to secure funding for a project to digitize more than 200 years of newspaper microfilm for public use.
The digitization of over 1,500 reels of newspaper microfilm would make this content keyword searchable and easily accessible to the public.
“If the library goes through with the project, it would take about six months for the collection of microfilm to be sent to Advantage Preservation, a company specializing in digitizing microfilm. When finished, the company would host a website for the library with text searchable PDF versions with newspaper print from as far back as 1807.”