Pete Smith writes:
What is the level of interest in collecting articles from newspapers?
I have recently been doing research in old newspapers. I believe there is an incredible wealth of material there. I am unsure how to gather this and share it with other researchers. Many of these articles are on subscription sites that cannot be reached through a simple link.
When I was really active in numismatic research (i.e. before I got married…), I bought piles of newspapers with interesting numismatic articles. I compiled a lot of the articles in a draft for a book, but I never finished the project. If I were to research this today I'd do more of it on the web. You would still miss a lot of good stuff that isn't digitized or indexed, but you could compile a lot of good stuff faster.
But Pete makes a good point. If it's behind a firewall, how can the fruits of your labor be shared?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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