For those of you keeping tabs on new rich internet applications, an interesting one just went live last week here in Canada. Okay, we may be a bit biased as we were the ones that developed it. The project, done in conjunction with Willings Multimedia, is an online newspaper archive for the Terrace Public Library in northern British Columbia. Through the application, library patrons can now access the library’s immense collection of digitized newspapers from the comfort of their own homes. Patrons can conduct searches, view results and even read complete articles online through an integrated document viewer.
Try it out for yourself at: http://www.terracelibrary.ca/. Just click on the “Newspaper Archive” link in the middle of the page and start searching.