Grant Kaestner

Combining his love of technology with his love of history, Grant has approached his clients projects with passion and a sense of responsibility to those clients who feel their community’s history is available for future generations . Working with Public Libraries, College and University Libraries, Historical Societies, Genealogical Societies, and Newspaper Publishers across the United States and Canada, his focus is on providing institutions with a long term preservation model (Microfilm) as well as a user friendly model (Digitization).

   What Do Grant’s Client’s Have to Say?

Becky BakerLibrary Director Seward Memorial Library Seward, Nebraska

“Seward and Seward County Nebraska both turn 150 years old in 2017, so the Seward Memorial Library undertook a Sesquicentennial project to film and digitize all county papers, a monumental project for a library our size that totaled over $30,000! Thanks to the fantastic service provided by Advantage Preservation, we are already close to achieving our goal. e to individuals and groups who are interested in donating to preserving our local history and it is just fun to browse old local newspapers. Thank you for all you do to make us look good!”

Dawn ThistleSpecial Collections Librarian, Gardiner Public Library, Gardiner ME

“This seems like great news all around (and I’m selfishly excited about all those Iowa papers!!!) Congratulations and thanks for keeping us in the loop. So happy we went with Advantage!!”

Becky BakerLibrary Director Seward Memorial Library Seward, Nebraska

“You’ve given us wonderful fund-raising ideas but even more importantly, you’ve provide a fantastic product that folks in Seward rave about. Being able to search our newspaper archives from home has generated so many compliments, especially in this year of historical significance, that I’m sorry we didn’t undertake this project years ago! It is easy to demonstrate its value to individuals and groups who are interested in donating to preserving our local history and it is just fun to browse old local newspapers. Thank you for all you do to make us look good!”

Dawn ThistleSpecial Collections Librarian, Gardiner Public Library, Gardiner ME

“This seems like great news all around (and I’m selfishly excited about all those Iowa papers!!!) Congratulations and thanks for keeping us in the loop. So happy we went with Advantage!!”

   Grant’s Recent Projects:

Community History ArchiveGrant Kaestner
September 1, 2017

New York Newspaper Archives Available Online

At Advantage Preservation we work directly with libraries and historical societies to ensure the preservation of and digital access to historical newspapers. A list of our current Louisiana library collections...
Community History ArchiveGrant Kaestner
August 25, 2017

Maine Newspaper Archives Available Online

At Advantage Preservation we work directly with libraries and historical societies to ensure the preservation of and digital access to historical newspapers. A list of our current Maine library collections can...
Community History ArchiveGrant Kaestner
August 14, 2017

Texas Newspaper Archives Available Online

At Advantage Preservation we work directly with libraries and historical societies to ensure the preservation of and digital access to historical newspapers. A list of our current Texas library collections...
AnnouncementGrant KaestnerPreservation
July 21, 2017

Digital Archive Created For Historical Newspapers of the Monadnock Region

The plan for a new Advantage Preservation digitization project was outlined in The Sentinel of southwestern New Hampshire on Tuesday. Advantage Preservation will work directly with the Peterborough Town Library...

Advantage Preservation is dedicated solely to the preservation and digital access of historical newspaper content. Working with over 500 libraries and newspaper publishers across the country, Advantage Preservation carefully captures the “first draft of history” to microfilm in accordance to ANSI/AIIM standards for 500-year preservation. In addition, Advantage provides online access to that content as an enhancement to the preservation process, making that valuable content more easily accessible.  In short: We preserve the past to ensure its future.

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We work with libraries, state and local historical societies, newspaper publishers, genealogical societies, museums, and other institutions that value history as much as we do. Our model is to focus on partnerships that bring together the rights holder, the the libraries, and the schools and provide a means to involve other like minded individuals in their community to preserve and provide access to their local history

Our experienced preservationists take pride in the care applied to preparing, inspecting and filming newspapers that can range from a few months old to papers from 2 centuries ago, and everything in between. In addition to 35mm archival microfilming services, we also  provide microfilm scanning, microfilm processing & duplication, microfiche scanning, as well as a custom online search platform for the hosting of digitized newspaper archives.

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