Advantage Preservation:

Echoes of Elmwood’s history now captured online (NE)

An Advantage Preservation project was in the news this week as the Fremont Tribune of Fremont, Nebraska published an article on the Elmwood Public Libraries efforts to digitize early Elmwood history.

With Advantage, the Elmwood public library has made almost every edition from the city’s three former newspapers, beginning in the 1890s, fully searchable and available online at

Anne Pope, director of the Elmwood Public Library, described some of the benefits of the digitization project. “In the past, people wanting to read those papers – and all the community events they covered – had to travel to Lincoln to see them on microfilm,” she said. “Now, you can do it from the comfort of your own home.”

In addition to Elmwood, the archive currently contains old newspapers from Brownsville, University Place, Thomas County, Alliance and Axtell.

Pope also commented on the benefits of the archive as an education tool for the community and young people wanting to know more on the history of where they live. “We’re hoping to make this school district aware of this,” she said.

To read the full article on the Elmwood Public Library Project you can visit the Fremont Tribune Website or for additional information contact Advantage Account Manager Michelle Maltas.