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Spotlight: Greene County’s Digital Archives

The Community History Archives Of Greene County, Iowa The Greene County Librarians Association has made researching Greene County’s history easy! Their Community History Archive is free, easy to use, and offers a wide variety of historical resources representing all areas of the county. Greene County’s rich history spans over 175 years, dating back to 1849 […]

Preservation Is Every Bit As Important As Access

  Preservation Is Every Bit As Important As Access Digitizing your microfilm holdings and other documents of historical interest will unlock history by bringing it out of the drawer and putting it at your fingertips. However, access is only ½ the equation. Before you embark on a digitization project, you need to evaluate the risk […]

Planning To Digitize? Use A “3 Legged Stool”

Planning To Digitize? Use A “3 Legged Stool” When evaluating how to approach making your microfilm or other historical printed content available digitally, plan for the best balance of quality and quantity that allows you to maximize the available funds, We all know that preserving our cultural heritage often falls to local communities and groups, […]

May The 4th Be With You

May The 4th Be With You: How I Spent Star Wars Day 2020 May 4th is Star Wars Day, a day to celebrate the stories told by George Lucas, set in a galaxy far, far away. It is observed by fans of the films, shows, cartoons, and toys that have entertained the young and young […]

Microfilm At War: From Communication To Preservation

Microfilm At War: From Communication To Preservation Before email, there was V-Mail, and before that… pigeons, and eventually spies…and even pigeon spies. Today, microfilm is the unanimously agreed upon “preservation medium” for archivists around the world, but did you know about its storied military career? When you hear the word “microfilm”, I am guessing you […]

Spotlight: The Elkader Public Library (Iowa)

The Elkader Public Library Advantage is proud to Partner with the Elkader Public Library, giving the library’s patrons an easier way to search their community’s history as recorded in newspapers dating back to 1855, The Elkader Public Library is located in Elkader, Iowa, serving a community of nearly 1,300. Elkader is near the middle of […]

Spotlight: Hinsdale Public Library (Illinois)

Hinsdale Public Library The Hinsdale Public Library gives patrons easier access to local history with their Community History Archive, featuring newspapers from 1896. The Hinsdale Public Library is located in Hinsdale, Illinois, serving a community of nearly 17,000. Hinsdale is a western suburb of Chicago, in Cook and DuPage Counties. Advantage Archives takes great pride […]

Spotlight: Moline Public Library (Illinois)

The Moline Public Library The Moline Public Library digitizes Historic Moline newspapers from 1850 to 1969 to give the local community easier access to Moline history. The Moline Public Library is located in Moline, Illinois, serving a community of nearly 42,000. Moline is located in Northwest Illinois, in Rock Island County. Advantage Archives takes great […]

Spotlight: Illinois Prairie District Public Library

The Illinois Prairie District Public Library Illinois Prairie District Public Library gives access to local history dating as far back as 1830. The online archive includes Metamora Herald, Washburn Leader, Roanoke Review, among other local and surrounding community papers. The Illinois Prairie District Public Library is located in Metamora, Ilinois, serving multiple communities of nearly […]

Spotlight: Galva Public Library District (Illinois)

Galva Public Library District The Galva Public Library District has given Galva and the surrounding areas access to local history dating back to the late 1800’s. That history is available online with their Community History Archive. The Galva Public Library District is located in Galva, Illinois, serving a community of 3,570. Galva is located in […]

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