2 newspaper digitization projects: Australia and Switzerland

  • The Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program is a project by the National Library of Australia to digitize out-of-copyright newspapers. The Australian Newspapers beta was launched in July 2008. Digitization is still underway.
  • The digitized archives of the Journal de Genève, in print 1826-1998, recently went OA online. The project was led by Swiss newspaper Le Temps, with funding from the Swiss National Library and other public and private sources. Two other newspapers, La Gazette de Lausanne and Le Nouveau Quotidien, are also being digitized. See the report in English from GenevaLunch or in French from Le Temps (behind a paywall).