NHDS pilot project digitizes a selection of newspapers

The first newspapers digitized under the NHDS newspaper pilot project are now available. The digitized issues are from Windspeaker volume 4 (1986-87) to volume 33 (2015).

The newspapers were digitized with the generous funding of the Salamander Foundation as part of a pilot project to learn more about newspaper digitization in Canada. Windspeaker is one of three titles to be digitized under this project.

Digitizing these issues would not have been possible without the generous support of Windspeaker’s publisher, Bert Crowfoot, who granted LAC permission to digitize the material.

LAC is developing a search interface to provide better browsing and full-text search of the material. It also continues to digitize the remaining titles included in the pilot project.