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Category: Community History Archives

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 […]

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 New England Library Association Conference 2022

Officially chartered in 1963, the New England Library Association is a regional organization whose membership represents a wide range of library‑related interests. This past week Advantage has been at the New England Library Association Conference 2022 in Manchester, New Hampshire. We have been thankful to be given the opportunity to support this event as a […]

Spotlight: The Leominster Public Libary

The Leominster 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. Leominster, Massachusetts, is located in Worchester County, and it is the second largest city in that county with a population of over 43,000 people. It is […]

Spotlight: The Newburyport Public Library

The Newburyport Public Library offers the community a way to connect to its past with an archive containing nearly 200 years of the community’s local history from a variety of titles. A few years back, one of the Libraries we visited was the beautiful Newburyport Public Library, which first opened its doors 167 years ago, […]

A Titanic Amount Of Misinformation

A Titanic Amount Of Misinformation One hundred nine years ago today, on April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic ocean. The crown jewel of the White Star Line had been transporting 2,208 people from Southampton to New York before she hit an iceberg off […]

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 […]

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