Global Press Archive CRL Alliance Makes Second In-Copyright Collection Available

Friday, July 23, 2021East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries have launched East African Newspapers, the second in-copyright collection of titles digitized under the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance. East African Newspapers follows Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers, the Alliance’s first in-copyright collection, and is available to all Center for Research Libraries members and other institutions supporting the Alliance.

East African Newspapers currently includes more than 450,000 pages of in-copyright material from the early 1940s to early 2000s, featuring the following titles:

  • Daily Nation (1958-2002), an independent Kenyan newspaper
  • Ethiopian Herald (1943-1989), a government-owned, English-language newspaper
  • The Monitor (1992-2003), an independent Ugandan newspaper

East African Newspapers is part of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance, a multi-year, flagship collaboration between the Center for Research Libraries and East View Information Services to deliver nine collections of up to 4.5 million pages of content, including 3 million pages available open-access. In addition to East African Newspapers and Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers, both in-copyright collections, four open-access collections are currently available under the auspices of the Alliance: Imperial Russian NewspapersIndependent and Revolutionary Mexican NewspapersLate Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers, and Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers.

Fundraising for Phase 2 of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance is currently underway and represents a continuation of this successful commercial-academic partnership. Phase 2 highlights the same focus on open-access and contemporary content, supporting research in areas previously bounded and increasing diverse perspectives while providing the broadest accessibility to rare, vernacular newspaper content from around the world.

A two-year commitment, core components of Phase 2 include delivery of up to 3 million pages of content, including 2 million pages as open-access content and 1 million pages of in-copyright content available to CRL members. For more information, details of the proposed Phase 2 offer, and cost models suggested by CRL, see Global Press Archive Phase 2 in eDesiderata (or email gpa@crl.edu with questions).

This press release was originally published by CRL on their website at https://www.crl.edu/news/global-press-archive-crl-alliance-makes-second-copyright-collection-available. Some links have been updated to accommodate a non-CRL member audience.

Learn more about the East View Global Press Archive, the CRL Alliance, and the East African Newspapers collection at www.eastview.com/GPA or email info@eastview.com.

About Global Press Archive

East View Global Press Archive® (GPA) is a groundbreaking program from East View Information Services to create the most comprehensive collection of digital news sources from around the world. GPA is the result of a landmark initiative of Stanford Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitally preserve and make more accessible thousands of original print newspaper publications collected by the Hoover Institution and now housed by Stanford Libraries. Over time, GPA will present thousands of global newspapers as searchable online archives, covering a diverse range of languages and countries.

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