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Our Core Values: Community, Partnership, Engagement

Advantage Archives has three core values: Community, Partnership, and Engagement Community. It’s often thought of as a geographical location, but a community is any group of individuals that share a common thread. So if you live in a gated area, that’s a community, and if you’re a Vikings fan (SKOL), that’s a community, and if […]

Advantage Archives Announces New Chief Technology Officer

Advantage Archives would like to introduce our new CTO, Mike Schmitz. Mike joins the company at a moment when Advantage Archives is poised to transform the Community History Archive online portal into a more powerful, robust, and easy-to-use search platform. Additionally, Mike will tackle the challenges of expanding the company’s digitization and indexing capacity while […]

His Dream: Looking Back At The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It is time to reflect on the impact the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has had on this country. We learned about Dr. King in the classroom, through documentaries, watching Hollywood movies, on the web, or in the countless books written about his life. These sources, when complemented with primary source materials, are invaluable […]

New Orleans – Top 9 Places to Visit

The Advantage Team is hopping on a boat and heading down the Mississippi to New Orleans (not literally, since “shipping” seems to take forever these days). The city of Jazz, colorful buildings, Mardi Gras, and French Beignets, New Orleans has plenty to offer for visitors. As a digital archive company, we naturally will place a […]

On the Road to New Orleans! LibLearnX 2023

Stop Booth 832 at LLX 2023! Advantage Archives will be in booth 832 on January 27th-30th at the LibLearnX conference. This will be our first year attending this show, and we are excited to exhibit. LibLearnX will offer innovative session design concepts on the program to help you learn, network, and find solutions. Participants can […]

Spotlight: Coe College

The Coe College archive contains a wide variety of content, including yearbooks from 1903-2007 and newspapers from 1899-2013. Coe College was founded by Presbyterian minister Williston Jones in 1851. The college is located in Cedar Rapids, IA, and has an undergraduate enrollment of over 1,300 students. “The Coe College archive is a great tool for […]

Let’s Talk About Copyright: Do The Right Thing

Let’s Talk About Copyright: Do The Right Thing When embarking upon a digitization project, careful consideration must be given to how you intend to provide access and what you can and cannot do under U.S. Copyright laws. You need to consider whether the publications are subject to copyright, whether you have permission to use the […]

Nearly 120,000,000 images preserved by Advantage Archives

Advantage Archives partners with community leaders to provide free digital access to local history. Advantage has recently reached the milestone of 118,000,000+ images with 100,000,000 (not IP, or UN/PW restricted) free for anyone to access. Since the formation of Advantage Archives, we have been partnering with communities to provide free digital access to local history. […]

Spotlight: The Ramsey Free Public Library

The Ramsey Free Public Library offers the community a way to connect to its past with an archive containing over 100 years of the community’s local history from various titles. Ramsey, New Jersey is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey and is only 31 miles away from New York City. The Population was over […]

The Benefits of Digitizing Yearbooks

The Benefits of Digitizing Yearbooks Yearbooks are a window into the past of your community. More than any other material, they offer a snapshot of what life was like at a particular time or moment, on a local level. They open the door to a familiar past for individuals diving into genealogical research, or just […]

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