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Case Studies

  We made a conscious decision that it was time to begin digitization, due to the accessibility and condition of our bound archives. The best course of action is the scanning program offered by SmallTownPapers. It works. It is low cost, and the digitization is accomplished over time, so we spread out, what little expense there is, over a long period."
Tom Mullen, newspaperman
Shelton-Mason County Journal
 

Jewish News Virginia Beach, Virginia

This community newspaper has archives back to 1946. The digitization project was made possible through community donations. View Archive | Case Study

Bothell Historical Museum Society Bothell, Washington

This historical organization obtained a combination of matching grants and private donations to help fund the scanning of a 10,000-page collection of the local newspaper circa 1908-1939 from average-quality microfilm. View Archive | Scanned Microfilm

Granite Falls Historical Society Granite Falls, Washington

This local organization obtained a matching grant to scan nearly 5,000 pages from their bound collections.
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Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers Arlington, Washington

Digitizing this historical society's early collection of The Arlington Times, much of it fragile and damaged.
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Benson High News Omaha, Nebraska Customer Testimonial

"Our alumni association has had a fantastic experience working with SmallTownPapers to place Benson High School newspapers and yearbooks online beginning with the 1929 issues," explains Nina Little, Vice President of the Benson High School Alumni Association. "Our alumni tell us they love searching the archive and sharing articles and photos with their high school friends, children and grandchildren."

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Newspaper of Benson High School in Omaha, Nebraska. Digital preservation funded by the school's alumni association.
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Loyola Marymount University Yearbook Los Angeles, California

Contracted with SmallTownPapers to scan the complete run of student yearbooks.
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FSView and Florida Flambeau Tallahassee, Florida

Original student publication of Florida State College for Women (circa 1920s), The Florida Flambeau chronicled the people, places and events at this all-girl college now known as Florida State University.
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Arkansas Catholic Little Rock, Arkansas Customer Testimonial

"We are so grateful to be making progress on our digital archiving. You have scanned 1911 to 1950 in three years. Hoping we can get more donations to finish the project by next year. It is such an accomplishment thanks to SmallTownPapers."

Malea Hargett / Editor / Arkansas Catholic
Catholic Diocese of Little Rock

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This weekly newspaper has archives back to 1911 with the first thirty years in very poor, fragile condition.
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Southern Cross Savannah, Georgia

Weekly newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, much of the early archive in very fragile condition, scanning currently underway.
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The Message Evansville, Indiana

This weekly chose to begin scanning their more recent editions from the 70s through 90s. Note the high quality layouts and photography all faithfully captured during scanning.
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Cape Gazette Lewes, Delaware

This newspaper was founded in 1993, and quickly grew to two editions and 200+ pages per week. Entire archive scanned.
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Issaquah Press Issaquah, Washington

Local weekly published continuously since 1901. Scanning full run underway.
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Orr Views Orrville, Ohio

Unique in publishing, OrrViews is a weekly community newspaper operated as a 501(c) nonprofit organization to benefit the community of Orrville, Ohio.
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It took you (and perhaps a predecessor or two) decades, even a century to amass a printed record of your community history all carefully bound year-by-year.

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