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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 […]

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 […]

Spotlight: Marshall Public Library (Illinois)

The Marshall Public Library (Illinois) The Marshall Public Library digital archive provides access to the rich history of Marshall and the surrounding areas thanks to the Marshall Public Library. The online archive includes Marshall, IL area newspapers and yearbooks dated back as early as 1840. The Marshall Public Library is located in Marshall, IL, serving […]

Spotlight: Yuma Public Library (Colorado)

Yuma Public Library District The Yuma Public Library digital archive provides access to the rich history of Yuma and the surrounding areas thanks to the Yuma Public Library. The online archive includes the newspaper Yuma Pioneer. The Yuma Public Library is located in Yuma, Colorado, serving a community of approximately 3500. Yuma is located in […]

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