East View Global Press Archive® (GPA) is a program that embraces an unprecedented variety of global news publications, presented in full-image and full-text format optimized for scholarly use. GPA encompasses newspapers in more than 30 languages and will ultimately include titles from over 80 countries. 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.
GPA includes both stand-alone titles and databases aggregating multiple titles from a specific region and time period. Wherever possible, titles are presented in their complete runs from the first issue. Many titles appearing in GPA will be first-ever digital versions of these publications and collectively this activity presents immense new value for scholarly research. Most GPA publications will be released on East View’s customized platform, while some titles will be made available through partners on their respective platforms, and new releases are continually being added to the program.
In creating GPA, East View is committed to ensuring that these valuable resources are preserved for future generations of scholars, and providing a maximally comprehensive and geographically diverse portfolio of resources.
GPA is truly a global program and will quickly expand to cover newspapers from over 80 countries. Titles and collections are thematically arranged by Area Studies groups. Click on the following to explore current and forthcoming releases by region.
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East View’s Global Press Archive program features a robust custom platform that hosts a number of GPA titles, with new titles continuously being added.
With content spanning from the early 1800s to today, the GPA platform currently includes over 1,500 newspapers, 450,000 issues, and 4.7 million pages of content, with 17 countries and 12 languages represented. This includes millions of pages of Open Access content from China, Mexico, and the Middle East and North Africa. GPA will only continue to grow, with plans to add more than 4 million pages of content to the platform in 2021, including a new Open Access collection of newspapers from imperial Russia.
For the CRL Alliance’s fourth Open Access collection, CRL advisors have selected a number of newspapers from Imperial Russia published during the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – right up until the Bolshevik Revolution.
The Imperial Russian Newspapers collection chronicles 189 years of Russian history. From Peter the Great’s founding of the Russian empire, through the empire’s expansion during Catherine the Great, the abolishment of serfdom by Alexander II, the tumultuous years of Nicholas II, and everything in between. The collection will include no less than 500,000 pages and feature core titles from Moscow and St. Petersburg, complemented by regional newspapers across the vast Russian Empire.
The Imperial Russian Newspapers collection was facilitated by the outstanding bibliographic work done by librarians and scholars in major Russian libraries, primarily the Russian National Library’s Newspaper Division, which is one of the largest newspaper libraries in the world.
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