Sad Digital Humanities News

30 05 2011

Google is shutting down its digitization program for historical newspapers. Read more here.




2 responses

3 06 2011
Matthew Hayday

Rats. That project had been really exciting, and had been a treasure trove for my students who wanted to incorporate old newspapers as primary sources for their papers. I wonder if there were copyright issues involved in this, as Google doesn’t exactly have a history of carefully requesting permission before they digitized.

5 06 2011

Copyright issues are screwing up many digitization projects. One of the reasons I’m now totally against the existence of Intellectual Property rights: they turn information flows into information gridlock, which hurts the humanities and many other fields.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: