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September 5, 2018

Introducing: Advantage Archives

Same Team, Same Mission... New Name   Advantage Archives, CFO - Chris Donohue We are excited to share some news! The Advantage Preservation and Advantage Information Management Solutions divisions of The...
Michelle MaltasNebraskaPress
August 31, 2018

Initial fundraising goal for newspaper digitization project reached

Initial fundraising goal for newspaper digitization project reached 0   The York News-Times of Nebraska published an article yesterday highlighting the efforts of Fillmore County libraries to raise funds to...
Grant KaestnerNew HampshirePress
August 22, 2018

Library offers Dover High yearbooks online

Dover (New Hampshire) High School yearbooks are now available online thanks to the Dover Public…

IowaJeff BrownPress
August 15, 2018

Luther’s Preus Library and Winneshiek County Historical Society awarded grant to digitize County newspapers

Luther's Preus Library and Winneshiek County Historical Society awarded grant to digitize County newspapers 0 Luther College's Preus Library and the Winneshiek County Historical Society have been awarded a $30,000...
IowaJeff BrownPress
August 15, 2018

McGregor Historical Museum working to digitize North Iowa Times

McGregor Historical Museum working to digitize North Iowa Times 0 The Clayton County Register: McGregor Historical Museum working to digitize North Iowa Times An article published yesterday in the Clayton...
IowaJeff BrownPress
August 15, 2018

Iowa City Public Library launches an online archive of historic Iowa City newspapers

Iowa City Public Library launches an online archive of historic Iowa City newspapers 0 The Iowa City Public Library was featured in the Little Village Magazine this week for the...

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August 15, 2018 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Luther’s Preus Library and Winneshiek County Historical Society awarded grant to digitize County newspapers

Luther's Preus Library and Winneshiek County Historical Society awarded grant to digitize County newspapers 0 Luther College's Preus Library and the Winneshiek County Historical Society have been awarded a $30,000... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

McGregor Historical Museum working to digitize North Iowa Times

McGregor Historical Museum working to digitize North Iowa Times 0 The Clayton County Register: McGregor Historical Museum working to digitize North Iowa Times An article published yesterday in the Clayton... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Iowa City Public Library launches an online archive of historic Iowa City newspapers

Iowa City Public Library launches an online archive of historic Iowa City newspapers 0 The Iowa City Public Library was featured in the Little Village Magazine this week for the... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Grant Kaestner, Maine, Press

Caribou library archives date back to late 19th century (Caribou, Maine)

Advantage Preservation: Caribou library archives date back to late 19th century (Caribou, Maine) 0 An Advantage Preservation project is in the news this week as The County, hub for the... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Press, Tennessee

Chattanooga Historical Newspapers Now Online

Advantage Preservation: Chattanooga Historical Newspapers Now Online 0 The Chattanoogan.com detailed a recent Advantage Preservation project to put over 6,000 pages of historical Chattanooga newspapers online and accessible at chattanooganewspapers.org.... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Michelle Maltas, Nebraska, Press

On a July 4 Long Ago (North Platte, NE)

Advantage Preservation: On a July 4 Long Ago (North Platte, NE) 0 The North Platte Telegraph of North Platte, Nebraska looked back at a "July 4 Long Ago" using the... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Grant Kaestner, Maine, Press

Biddeford history more accessible than ever (Maine)

Advantage Preservation: Biddeford history more accessible than ever (Maine) 0 Biddeford history is more accessible than ever thanks to the McArthur Public Library's project with Advantage to digitize and provide... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Larry Eckhardt, Pennsylvania, Press

James V. Brown Library looks to digitize 2 centuries of microfilm (PA)

Advantage Preservation: James V. Brown Library looks to digitize 2 centuries of microfilm (PA) 0 An article featured in the Sun-Gazette of Williamsport, PA outlined the James V. Brown Library's... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Grant Kaestner, New York, Press

The American Spy

Advantage Preservation: The American Spy 0 The American Spy Newspaper from Troy, New York has been digitized. The American Spy can be found on the Troy Public Library Digital Archive... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Grant Kaestner, Press, Rhode Island

Cranston Library Launches Digital Historic Newspaper Archive

Advantage Preservation: Cranston Library Launches Digital Historic Newspaper Archive 0 The launch of the Cranston Public Library digital archive was featured in the Cranston Patch yesterday. The Advantage Preservation project... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Cascade Library Celebrates 50 Years

Cascade Library Celebrates 50 Years 0 The Cascade Public Library is celebrating it's 50th anniversary, recognizing the years of support of and access to knowledge, entertainment, community engagement and literacy.... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Nevada Library to digitize old issues of the community’s 124-year-old newspaper

Nevada Library to digitize old issues of the community’s 124-year-old newspaper 0 The Nevada Iowa Journal announced the authorization by publisher GateHouse Iowa to allow Advantage Preservation to digitize the... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Press, Tennessee

Christmas Comes Early For Digitized Newspapers In Chattanooga

Advantage Preservation: Christmas Comes Early For Digitized Newspapers In Chattanooga 0 A new Advantage Preservation project was featured in The Chattanoogan yesterday as we have partnered with David Moon and... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Larry Eckhardt, Ohio, Press

Paulding Library Launches Digital Newspaper and School Yearbook Site

Advantage Preservation: Paulding Library Launches Digital Newspaper and School Yearbook Site 0 The launch of the Paulding County Carnegie Library online newspaper and school yearbook archive was featured in The... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Illinois, Michelle Maltas, Press

Commercial-News Details Genealogy Hunt

Commercial-News Details Genealogy Hunt (Illinois) 0 Advantage Preservation was recently featured in the Commercial News of Danville, Illinois as they detailed the "genealogy hunt" and genealogical materials helpful to their... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Resources

Apply for Funding for Your History Project

Apply for Funding for Your History Project Grant Program for Historical Resources of Iowa 0 "Everywhere you look, Iowans are investing in arts, history and cultural projects that create job... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Grant Kaestner, New York, Press

The American Spy & Frothingham’s Long Island Herald (New York)

The American Spy & Frothingham’s Long Island Herald (New York) 0 Advantage is excited to be adding several new titles from the state of New York in the coming weeks... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Griswold Public Library Open House for Newspaper Digitization Website March 24th (IA)

 Griswold Public Library Open House   Saturday, March 24th 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 0 A recent Advantage Preservation project will be on display on Saturday, March 24th at the Griswold... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Grant Kaestner, Massachusetts, Press

Amesbury Library Offers Digital Trip Through Time (MA)

Amesbury Library Offers Digital Trip Through Time Amesbury Public Library 0 The Amesbury Public Library and Advantage Preservation were featured in The Daily News of Newburyport, Massachusetts this week for the... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Kentucky, Larry Eckhardt, Press

Local History Is Just A Click Away

Local History Is Just A Click Away Wayne County Public Library 0 Local history is now just a click away for residents of Monticello, Kentucky as the Wayne County Public... Read More
August 15, 2018 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Resources

HRDP Grant Program for Historical Resources of Iowa

 HRDP Grant Program for Historical Resources of Iowa Grant Applications Due in April and May 0 The HRDP grant program was put in place to provide funds to preserve, conserve,... Read More
February 5, 2018 in Grant Kaestner, Press, Texas

Commerce Library Completes Major Digitization Project (Texas)

Advantage Preservation: Commerce Library Completes Major Digitization Project 1 An Advantage Preservation project was featured in The Commerce Journal of Greenville, Texas last week highlighting our recently completed digitization project... Read More
January 31, 2018 in Announcement

Iowa Newspaper Association Convention 2018

 Iowa Newspaper Association Convention 2018 0 Advantage will be attending the Iowa Newspaper Association 2018 Convention & Trade Show Thursday and Friday, February 1 - February 2 at the Marriott... Read More
January 25, 2018 in Larry Eckhardt, Ohio, Press

Paulding County Carnegie Library Newspaper Digitization Project (Ohio)

Advantage Preservation: Paulding County Carnegie Library Newspaper Digitization Project (Ohio) 0 Thanks to a generous donation from the Paulding County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Advantage was able to... Read More
January 24, 2018 in Resources

Why Digitize Historic Content?

Advantage Preservation: Why Digitize Historic Content? 0 Historical newspapers and documents provide the first draft of our communities history and they not only need to be preserved, but made easily... Read More
January 19, 2018 in Larry Eckhardt, Oklahoma, Press

Durant Democrat Being Preserved for Future Generations (Oklahoma)

Advantage Preservation: Durant Democrat Being Preserved for Future Generations 0 Advantage Preservation has partnered with the Donald W. Reynolds Library in Durant, Oklahoma to digitize the Durant Daily Democrat and... Read More
January 16, 2018 in Larry Eckhardt, Ohio, Press

Bossard to Offer Digital Newspapers Online (Gallipolis, OH)

Advantage Preservation: Bossard to Offer Digital Newspapers Online Advantage Preservation is pleased to announce the completion of a recent project with the Bossard Memorial Library of Gallipolis, Ohio to digitize... Read More
December 29, 2017 in Announcement

A Look Back At Advantage In 2017

0 Take a stroll down memory lane as we look back at the best from Advantage and our partners in 2017! Happy New Year from Advantage Archives. 12 Million Pages... Read More
December 21, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Advantage Preservation to Digitize Washington County Newspapers

 The IAHistory Project: Washington County  0 Advantage Preservation is pleased to announce an exciting development in the IAHistory Project as we further our collaborative effort to preserve valuable state history.... Read More
December 11, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, New York, Press

Auburn Library Adds Several Digital Newspaper Archives

Advantage Preservation was featured in The Citizen last week, a daily newspaper based in Auburn, New York. The article in The Citizen outlined a recent Advantage Preservation project to digitize... Read More
November 28, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, Maine, Press

Broadsheets: The Biddeford Weekly Journal

An interesting and fairly unique piece of history is in the Advantage offices. The Biddeford Weekly Journal broadsheets measure in at approximately 31” x 23”, making it one of the... Read More
November 15, 2017 in Announcement

72nd annual Iowa Association of School Boards Convention

Advantage will be attending the 72nd annual Iowa Association of School Boards Convention from November 15-17 at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Stop by our booth... Read More
November 10, 2017 in Community History Archive, Resources

Advantage Preservation Community History Archive Directory

A directory of the Advantage Preservation hosted Community History Archives is now available online! Search historical newspapers from over 450 different collections in 38 different states. Publishers, libraries and historical... Read More
November 7, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, Press, Texas

Commerce Public Library to Digitize Commerce Journal

An Advantage Preservation project was in the spotlight last week as The Commerce Journal of…

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October 24, 2017 in Press

Advantage NAID Certification

The Advantage Companies is a NAID AAA Certified Information Destruction Service Provider located in Cedar…

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October 16, 2017 in Connecticut, Grant Kaestner, Press

Grant will help preserve Evening Sentinel (Connecticut)

Advantage Preservation has partnered with the Ansonia Historical Commission and Ansonia Library of Connecticut on…

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October 6, 2017 in Announcement, Iowa

Get Involved: Iowa Newspapers Yet To Be Preserved

Advantage Preservation is pleased to be continuing our work with the State Historical Society of Iowa to preserve Iowa’s newspaper history. Currently, we are working to preserve the more than... Read More
September 21, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Digital Archive Created for Ida Grove Public Library

Advantage Preservation is pleased to announce the addition of the Ida Grove Public Library as a new account. The Ida Grove Public Library was established in 1908 and has grown... Read More
September 19, 2017 in Michelle Maltas, Nebraska, Press

Sidney Public Library’s Digital Archive Available Online

An Advantage Preservation project was featured recently in Nebraska’s Sidney Sun-Telegraph, as Sidney Public Library’s digital archive was made available and was “met with instant success”. The text searchable online... Read More
August 24, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Advantage Preservation: Buena Vista University Archives Receives Grant

Thanks to a recent Historical Resource Development Grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa,…

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August 23, 2017 in Announcement

2017 ISAC Annual Conference

Within the past year, The Advantage Companies have provided conversion services to over 25 Iowa…

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August 8, 2017 in Resources

Historical Newspaper Research

There is a lot to learn from old newspapers if you know what you are looking for. Before the advent of the Internet, it was newspapers that were relied on... Read More
August 4, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

New Partnership Works to Digitize Local News for Future Generations

The Cedar Rapids Public Library is partnering with The Gazette and Advantage Companies to digitize past issues of The Gazette from 1857 through the present day. “In the past we... Read More
July 21, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, New Hampshire, Press

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... Read More
June 30, 2017 in Illinois, Michelle Maltas, Press

Local African American Newspaper Collection Available At MCPL

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... Read More
June 28, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, Maine, Press

Skidompha Library program can save family historical documents

An Advantage Preservation Digital Archive was featured in the Boothbay Register of Boothbay Harbor Maine on Sunday. The article provides information on a new program introduced this summer from the... Read More
June 7, 2017 in Illinois, Michelle Maltas, Press

Busen Leaves a Legacy of Love to Brown County Public Library

Advantage Preservation was featured in a recent article and tribute to a friend of the Brown County Public Library in Mount Sterling, Illinois, who’s family left a “legacy of love”... Read More
June 7, 2017 in Resources

Microfilm Types & Standards

The Preservation filming process includes a Master Negative, Silver Duplicate Negative and Silver Positive Service Copy. We will attempt to outline these different types of film as well as microfilm... Read More
June 7, 2017 in Resources

What are the Advantages of Microfilm Preservation & Storage?

Our Cedar Rapids, Iowa headquarters is a 76,000 square foot facility purpose-built for microfilm storage and meets ANSI (American National Standards Institute), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and AIIM (Association... Read More
June 7, 2017 in Michelle Maltas, Ohio, Press

Advantage Preservation: Wheeling History

Wheeling Newspapers are now available in a searchable digital format! Advantage Preservation is now digitizing the microfilmed versions of the Wheeling News-Register and The Intelligencer newspapers for the Ohio County... Read More
June 7, 2017 in Larry Eckhardt, Ohio, Press

WWI Sentinel-Tribune Archive to Debut at Library

Advantage Preservation was in the news last month for a recent project to digitize war-era newspaper records for the Sentinel-Tribune of Bowling Green, Ohio. Debbie Rogers of the Sentinel-Tribune outlined... Read More
June 7, 2017 in Larry Eckhardt, Montana, Press

Advantage Preservation: The Missoula Missoulian

Advantage Preservation has signed on as the sole microfilm provider for the Missoula Missoulian, Montana's 3rd largest Newspaper! Advantage Preservation is happy to announce this partnership as we will be... Read More
June 7, 2017 in Resources

Bitonal vs. Grayscale Scanning

The questions can range from technical to legal to philosophical, but the most common question in nearly every one of these discussions remains: Should newspapers be scanned in bitonal or... Read More
June 7, 2017 in Resources

Making Old Newspapers Searchable: Microfilm & OCR

The Paper Problem: With the newfound ability to assemble content and produce pages quickly and efficiently, existing papers increased their circulation numbers substantially. The demand for the paper on which... Read More
June 7, 2017 in Resources

Making Old Newspapers Searchable: The Next Era

Despite achieving the means to print in mass quantities, the publishing industry’s productivity was largely constrained by the need to set type by hand. By 1880, the Linotype Printing machine... Read More
April 14, 2017 in Resources

Making Old Newspapers Searchable: The History of Printing

Making Old Newspapers Searchable: The History of Printing   Until the first part of the 19th century, the composition and typesetting were accomplished by painstakingly placing each individual letter into... Read More
April 14, 2017 in Resources

Making Old Newspapers Searchable: The Beginning

Making Old Newspapers Searchable: The Beginning   The newspaper industry in the United States has evolved considerably over the last 300 years. Each development in the typesetting methods, printing process,... Read More
April 14, 2017 in Illinois, Michelle Maltas, Press

Kewanee’s Historical Newspapers Online

The Advantage Companies was highlighted in the Kewanne, Illinois Star Courier for working directly with the Kewanee Historical Society, Henry County Genealogical Society and Kewanee Public Library to digitize over... Read More
March 13, 2017 in Resources

The Advantage Companies & Newspaper Copyright Law

Copyright Following the recent announcement of our partnership with the State Historical Society of Iowa, we have outlined our mission to microfilm and provide digital access to more than 12... Read More
February 20, 2017 in Announcement

Advantage: Where we’ve been. Where we are. Where we’re going.

My Father, Dr. Eganhouse and I founded Advantage Archives in 2003 to service the records management needs of the Cedar Rapids & Iowa City communities. To compliment our records management... Read More
February 18, 2017 in Announcement, Iowa, Press, Resources

The State Historical Society of Iowa & The Advantage Companies: Preserving the “first draft of Iowa’s history”

On February 15th, 2017 the Iowa Department Of Cultural Affairs announced a plan to preserve more than 12 million pages of historical Iowa newspapers. We at Advantage Archives are proud... Read More
February 18, 2017 in Announcement

Taking History Personally

I grew up watching my grandma spend HOURS “doing her work”. Her “work” was sitting at a table with our family tree, scrapbooks of old photos, and clippings of old... Read More
February 15, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

12 Million Pages of Newspapers to be Preserved: State Historical Society of Iowa and the Advantage Companies to microfilm and digitize state’s collection of newspapers

DES MOINES – The process to save the first draft of Iowa history just got a lot smoother. The State Historical Society of Iowa today unveiled a sweeping new plan... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Dubuque City Directories Available Online

Advantage Preservation is a division of Advantage Archives and as a Cedar Rapids based business we take an active interest in historical preservation projects in the state of Iowa. Advantage... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Michelle Maltas, Nebraska, Press

Oakland Public Library Makes Oakland Independent Archives Available

Research just got much, much easier thanks to newspaper preservation project For those who have not yet heard, the Oakland Public Library recently completed a project to have back issues... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Friends of the Eddyville Public Library Launch Newspaper Archive

The historic newspaper archives of the Eddyville Advertiser, Eddyville Free Press, Eddyville Star, Eddyville Signal, and the Eddyville Tribune are now available online. This article from the Oskaloosa Herald: offers... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Eddyville Newspaper Archives: Opening the Digital Window to the Past

In a recent article published in the Ottumwa Courier: The story of how the Friends of the Eddyville Public Library have made it possible to now search old Eddyville newspapers... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, Press, Rhode Island

The Island Free Library Digitizing “The Block Island Collection”

Library Director Kristin Baumann, says The Block Island Collection including  more than just The Block Island Times.  It holds old town records, books, voting lists, hotel brochures, school yearbooks, post... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, Maryland, Press

Bay Times and Record Observer Archives

The Queen Anne’s County Library in Centreville has made it possible to view historical newspapers on your computer. The historical archives of the Bay Times and Record Observer are now... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, New York, Press

The Southworth Library Puts Old Newspapers Online

Thanks to the efforts of the Southworth Library, you can now find newspapers from the Dryden Weekly Herald, Dryden Weekly News, Rumsey’s Companion, and the Dryden News online. With papers... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Larry Eckhardt, Press

Bozeman High Hawk Tawk Archive Now Online

Bozeman High alumni, family genealogists, social historians and others will find a wealth of information now that roughly 80 years of back issues of the high school newspaper have been... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Kansas, Larry Eckhardt, Press

Peabody Township Library Puts Old Peabody Newspapers Online

The Peabody Gazette-Bulletin was known at different times by different names.  At one point the Peabody Gazette-Herald became the Gazette Bulletin. Then it was known as the Peabody Gazette, and... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, Maryland, Press

Historical Archives Of The Bay Times and Record Observer Online

The article published by Jack Shaum makes for a very interesting read for librarians, historians, students, and…. actually, anyone who cares about the preservation and accessibility of local history.  The... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Illinois, Michelle Maltas, Press

Harvard Newspaper History Now Digitally Available

Tricia Carzoli wrote an article about the project entered in to by the Harvard Diggins Library to make local history more accessible. The Harvard Herald (and the different iterations of... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Michelle Maltas, Nebraska, Press

Neligh Newspapers As Old As 1879 Are Now Online

Neligh Public Library has made things much easier to look up information in old newspapers. Director Jennifer Norton talks about the digital archives In an article found here. Norton said... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

The Historic Newspapers Of Seymour Online

The mission of the Jerome Journal is quite clearly stated on their website: “To collect, save and share information, pictures and documents about the history and families of Jerome, Lincoln... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Michelle Maltas, Nebraska, Press

More Than 100 Years Of Neligh Paper Digitalized

DeManda McGowen wrote an article for the Neligh Press about the efforts of Neligh Public Library to create online access to Neligh newspapers from 1879 to 2013. In DeManda’s article,... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Catholic Messenger Achieves Go Digital

Barb Arland-Fye wrote an article for The Catholic Messenger highlighting a project to provide “Free and easy access available to Catholic history”. Barb’s article can be found here: Of note:... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Historical Society to digitize all Centerville newspapers

In an article published in the Daily Iowegian, talks a bit about the affordability of the solution provided by Advantage Preservation. The cost of the digitization of all of the... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Jefferson Public Library To Digitize Newspaper Microfilm

The Jefferson Public Library is currently converting microfilm containing newspapers from 1866 -1977 into a digital, online format. You can read more about it here: Jefferson Library Director Jane Millard... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Rolfe Newspapers Project

Louise Gunderson Shimon wrote a very informative piece that outlines the challenges and frustration that Rolfe Public Library faced in trying to get 101 years of their history digitized and... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, Press, Rhode Island

NK Library unveils digitalized archives of Standard Times

Shaun Kirby recently wrote an article for the NK Standard Times about the project by North Kingstown Public Library to provide access to historical editions of The Standard Times’ dating... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Fisher-Whiting Memorial Library Digitizes Newspaper Archives

A project to digitize the entire historical collection of the Mapleton Press has been completed, giving the people of Mapleton, Iowa a full newspaper record of the history of their... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Clinton Area Newspapers From 1856 -1927 Available Online

Advantage Preservation was selected by the Clinton Public Library to digitize the corpus of defunct newspapers from the Lyons and Clinton communities from 1856-1927. Using microfilm currently housed at the... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Iowa County libraries, historical societies digitize old newspapers

This article in the Iowa City Press Citizen shares the story of a consortium formed by eight non-profit organizations and their mission to preserve and provide access to local Iowa... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

The Library, Darth Vader, And Old Microfilm

When I opened the article in the Bee Herald titled “Jefferson Public Library Project Puts 138 Years Of Microfilm Online”, I expected to read an article about the project to... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, New York, Press

Oneida Public Library’s Long Term Plan To Make History Accessible

The Friends of the Oneida Public Library helping The Oneida Public Library unlock history. The library has begun a long-term project to digitize its microfilm collection of 19th century Oneida... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Historical Monroe County Newspapers Online

Thanks to the Monroe County Iowa Foundation and a joint effort between the Monroe County Genealogical Society and Monroe County Historical Society, Monroe  County history is now much more accessible.... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Illinois, Michelle Maltas, Press

Harvard Library Creating Digital Access To Old Newspapers

Shawn Shinneman recently wrote an article about the work done by Harvard Diggins Library to create access to 120 years of microfilm newspapers previously only available on microfilm: "It's so... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Georgia, Michelle Maltas, Press

Worth County Historic Newspaper Digitization Project

 Cari Colby posted this article earlier this year about a project driven by the Margaret Jones Public Library to digitize over 128 years of Worth County newspapers. Advantage Preservation worked with... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

125 Years Of Central College Student News Available Online

Central College has partnered with Advantage Preservation to preserve more than 125 years of history through its student newspaper and yearbook. The original copies had begun to crumble, but the... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Illinois, Michelle Maltas, Press

Past Issues of The Stark County News and Prairie Time Online

Advantage Preservation has been engaged to provide microfilm digitization service to the Toulon Public Library and bring new pages to their archive. Recently added to the archive are pages from... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, Maine, Press

Bridgton Public Library Adds The Bridgton News 1870 to 2012

Another exciting project Advantage is proud to be a part of has been helping the Bridgton Public Library bring the historical archives of the Bridgton News to the public.  Details... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Larry Eckhardt, Ohio, Press

Past Issues of the Huron/Erie County Reporter Newspapers Can Be Accessed on the Internet

Issues of the Huron/Erie County Reporter newspapers from 1880 to 1994 have been digitized by Advantage Preservation, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa based company with a focus on historical newspaper preservation.... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, New York, Press

Morris Chronicle, Otsego Chronicle and Zion Church Archives Now Available

The Village Library of Morris  has made a number of pages of the Morris Chronicle newspaper, pages of the Otsego Chronicle, and records of the Zion Church are now available... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Illinois, Michelle Maltas, Press

Microfilm Digitization At Henry Public Library Continues

Advantage Preservation is working with the Henry Public Library on digitizing the newspaper microfilm in their collection. Microfilming serves as the standard practice for the preservation of newspaper content, but... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Larry Eckhardt, Ohio, Press

The Way Library Now Offers Historical Newspapers Online

Advantage Preservation was selected by the Way Library to digitize its microfilm collection of newspapers. The library sees this as a “tremendous advancement over the microfilm”, and says as much... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, Maine, Press

Bridgton News Archive Unlocks Nearly 150 Years Of History

Advantage Preservation, a division of the Cedar Rapids Iowa based Advantage Companies has been the working with the Bridgton Public Library to make the historical archive of the Bridgton News... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Larry Eckhardt, Ohio, Press

Carnegie Public Library Makes The Review Available Online

The Carnegie Public Library has contracted with Advantage Preservation to digitize the Review, and make these newspapers dating back to 2007 available online. We have started having The Review digitized... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Larry Eckhardt, Ohio, Press

Over 95 Years Of The Swanton Enterprise Now Online

The Toledo Blade, posted an article about the archive the Swanton Public Library worked with Advantage Preservation to create. The Swanton Public Library has digitized its microfilm collection of The... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, New York, Press

Katonah Village Library Digital Newspaper Project

Advantage Preservation is working with the Katonah Village Library to provide access to the local community’s unique history.  The Katonah Village Library began to digitize its 48 microfilm reels of... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

Jefferson Public Library Provide Access To 138 Years Of History

Jane Millard, the library director Of Jefferson Public Library starts her article for Iowa Living Magazines, with a series of questions. The questions she asks appears random in nature, yet... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

100 Years Of Madison County History Now Online

Amy Christensen shares that “the Library is thrilled to announce the availability of a new online historical research tool free for anyone who has access to the Internet.” Advantage Preservation... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, Maine, Press

The Scotch Colony and Burns Night 1919

On April 19, 2014, “Jean”, It transcribes a newspaper article posted in the Presque Isle, Maine newspaper, Star Herald, Feb. 13, 1919 and is signed at the end of the... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Grant Kaestner, New York, Press

Over 200 Years Of Cazenovia and Madison County Newspapers Online

Advantage Preservation was selected by the New Cazenovia Library to help provide digital access to over 200 years of history, previously only available on microfilm. Jason Emerson wrote an excellent... Read More
February 14, 2017 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

101 Years of Rolfe, Iowa, Newspapers are Available Online

This excerpt from an article posted by The Rolfe Library makes some very good points about the OCR and challenges faced in searching for specific content on historical newspapers found... Read More
February 10, 2017 in Larry Eckhardt, Louisiana, Press

The Vernon Parish Newspaper Access Project

In 2015 the Advantage Preservation team worked hand-in-hand with our partners at the Vernon Parish Library to provide digital access to their newspaper microfilm collection. The goal was to make... Read More
February 10, 2017 in Kansas, Larry Eckhardt, Press

Mary Cotton Public Library Makes History Accessible

Advantage Preservation has recently had the privilege of partnering with the Mary Cotton Public Library to help increase and simplify access to their community history. By providing digital access to... Read More
February 9, 2017 in Michelle Maltas, Nebraska, Press

Advantage in the News: From microfilm to the internet

Advantage Preservation was featured in a recent article of the Seward County Independent for our work with the Seward Memorial Library to convert 243 reels of microfilm into a searchable... Read More
February 6, 2017 in Illinois, Michelle Maltas, Press

Advantage in the News: Atlanta library digitizes yearbooks, newspapers

Advantage Preservation was recently featured in The Pantagraph, a central Illinois publication, for the completion of a microfilm digitization project to create access to the Atlanta Argus Newspaper. The Atlanta... Read More
September 16, 2014 in Resources

Tips for Finding and Winning Historical Records Preservation Grants

Local and specialized libraries, genealogical and historical societies, and avid genealogists are almost always long…

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September 9, 2014 in Resources

Hedging Your Bets on Document Preservation Technology – From Trees to CDs and Back Again

Predicting the future has always been a tough gig, but never more so than in…

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September 2, 2014 in Resources

Can You Afford The Learning Curve on Your Microfilm Conversion Project?

We’ve heard the same story again and again from our clients: they start a document…

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August 27, 2014 in Resources

How to Find Funding and Grants for Local Historical Preservation Projects

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed,…

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August 14, 2014 in Resources, Shar Melsha

Records Management For State, County and Local Government – Your Tax Dollars At Work

As the 2014 midterm election campaigns for state and national office drag on, plenty of…

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August 13, 2014 in Resources

Benefits of Digitizing Microfilm Archives

Libraries, academic institutions, state historical societies, and genealogical groups all share a vital mission –…

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August 8, 2014 in Resources

Records Management for Historical Microfilm Collections

Organizing the History of the World Why do libraries exist? At the most basic level,…

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August 7, 2014 in Resources

The Library Technology and Microfilm Scanning Revolution

Here’s some sticker shock for you. If you wish to order just one copy of…

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July 3, 2014 in Resources

Rights As A Microfilm Subscriber

We have had many recent conversations with librarians, newspaper publishers  and state entities who are…

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July 3, 2014 in Resources

Rights As A Microfilm Subscriber

We have had many recent conversations with librarians, newspaper publishers  and state entities who are…

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May 1, 2014 in Resources, Shar Melsha

How to Create A Project Management Team for Document Conversion Projects

Riddle me this: Three frogs are sitting on a lily pad and one of them…

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April 24, 2014 in Resources

How Document Imaging Services Can Assure Early Payment Discounts

You think you did everything you reasonably could to get your supplies at the most…

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April 24, 2014 in Resources

Historical Preservation: Microfilm vs. Digitization

The Age Old Question in Historical Preservation Microfilm vs. Digitization: One Libraries Answer Since the…

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April 1, 2014 in Resources

Yes, We Still Need Microfilm!

Yes, We Still Need Microfilm! Preserving Our History for Future Generations I’m have often been…

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March 31, 2014 in Resources, Shar Melsha

The Impact Of Document Imaging: Factors Affecting ROI

Justification for document scanning services may involve many factors; some are easy to quantify in…

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March 24, 2014 in Resources

Bitonal or Grayscale? The Great Newspaper Digitization Debate Rages On:

Bitonal or Grayscale?  The Great Newspaper  Digitization Debate Rages On:   In the world of…

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March 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Money Can’t Buy Me Love – Solving the Manufacturing Labor Shortage

Money Can’t Buy Me Love – so sang The Beatles 50 years ago and apparently,…

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March 19, 2014 in Shar Melsha

Manufacturers: Overcoming Document Conversion Aversion

Your best customer calls and asks a question about an order placed three years ago….

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February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Internal Vs Outsourced Document Management The Bottom Line on Storage Wars

How do you maximize profits in today’s tough economic environment? For the last several years, cost cutting, even if it increased operational risks, was the answer. However, today many manufacturers... Read More
February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Why Digitize Your Manufacturing Project Files?

Have you really looked at your manufacturing records management processes recently to see how it…

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February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Manufacturers: Never Get Screwed By A Missing Signature on a Bill of Lading Again

Manufacturing can be a high-risk business – you take on all the risk up front…

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March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

For Corporations, Knowing Where Their Data Is Stored Is The First Step In Keeping The Costs Of Electronic Discovery Under Control

No matter the size, no matter how many or few offices a corporation may have,…

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May 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

5 Ways Why Document Management Is Helping Your Company Go Green

Matt Krautstrunk over at Ecopreneurist wrote an interesting article on May 12th, discussing how an effective…

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May 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

Smoke smoke smoke that cigarette

Posted on May 4, 2011 by Virginia Pierce In The South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program Blog - This fun cigarette advertising campaign for Sovereign Cigarettes, which personified a cigarette as a southern child of good breeding and... Read More
May 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

The Impact of Document Imaging: Factors Affecting ROI

Justification for document scanning services may involve many factors; some are easy to quantify in…

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May 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

A Message From Dr. Gerald Eganhouse

As a pilot in the Strategic Air Command during the mid-1950s and in the Iowa National Air Guard in the 1960s, I learned a great deal about quality control. There... Read More
April 27, 2011 in Iowa, Jeff Brown, Press

The Appanoose County Historical Society Digitization Project

Below is a link to an article for a Digitization Project we are working on for The Appanoose County Historical Society.  It summarizes the project from their initial concept in... Read More