Google Expands Efforts To Put Newspaper Archives Online; Timeline, Partners Unclear

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imageIn the latest chapter of newspapers’ love-hate relationship with *Google* News, *Google* is expanding its online archive effort beyond indexing the existing digital archives of the New York Times and Washington Post to publishers without the resources to digitize. Being Google (NSDQ: GOOG), the goal, of course, is to get every issue of every newspaper online in searchable and fully browsable form. Info on the actual partners is scarce right now but the list includes ProQuest and Heritage; papers cited in the announcement on Google’s blog calls out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.

It’s also hard to discern a timeline. For instance, the Bowling Green Daily News posted effusively about its involvement but admitted: “We don

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