Digital Archive Hosting
The Community History Archives by Advantage Preservation include designing and implementing cost-effective digital solutions, creating a portal to the past. Experience “history as it happened” in the pages of historic newspapers already preserved on microfilm for the next generation.
The Community History Archives
Give your historic documents a new life and give your community an easy-to-use resource by converting your local newspaper microfilm to a fully-searchable digital archive. The Community History Archives serve as a practical means to explore and discover content that was not easily accessible before. Preserving the historic content on microfilm ensures that the “first rough draft of history” is available for future generations. Using digitization as a supplement (not a replacement) to your long term archival strategy opens up a very real way for the members of your community to connect with their history.
The Community History Archive is user friendly, and easy to learn. We focused on making it as simple as possible, so that everyone…from students to grandparents (and everyone in between) can browse, search, view, clip and share articles, headlines, pages, and stories recorded in the pages of the community newspaper.. Just type a search and hit “enter” or browse to a specific year, month, day or page in any (or all) publications contained in the archive. Often a better value than a single microfilm reader! Advantage Preservation has developed a tailor made solution to meet the preservation needs of libraries across the country.
- We will work with you to inventory your materials and provide a comprehensive listing of your collection.
- We will provide you with an accurate estimate of cost associated with the digitization service.
- We will assist in the secure shipping and tracking of your materials
Our team will work with you to create a text searchable database – delivering you a valuable asset that you are proud to share with your patrons and community. We will help guide you through securing permission from the publisher to ensure all copyright laws are being followed. Upon completion of website our team will provide you with access to tracking tools so you can track the usage of your database for your end of the year reporting. Our team will continue to improve and update your database as technology changes.
Our processes align to ANSI/AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) standards for archival microfilming, as well as specifications developed by the Research Libraries Group (RLG) & by the Library of Congress. This requires stringent adherence to our internal guidelines regarding the careful production & examination of all archival microfilm, in addition to well controlled storage & handling conditions