A recently completed Advantage Preservation project is in the spotlight this week as the Montgomery Community Media posted an article on the Montgomery County Public Libraries’ digitization of their local African American Newspaper Collection.

Advantage Preservation worked directly with the Montgomery County Public Library as well as the paper’s editor-in-chief, Barbara Flack-Darko, to digitize seven years of the Montgomery Times newspaper, making it keyword searchable and easily accessible for members of the community. Available online at http://rockville.advantage-preservation.com/, the collection includes the Montgomery Times, Prince Georges Times and the African American Times which cover areas of interest to the African American community in Montgomery County.

“I am very happy that MCPL is able to provide our customers access to these historic newspapers,” said Parker Hamilton, director for Montgomery County Public Libraries in a statement. “Through the generosity of Ms. Flack-Darko, in making the papers available to us for digitization, we are able to preserve and make available almost 10 years of material related to our local African American community.”

To find more information on the Montgomery County Public Library project you can read the full article HERE.