Google plans to scan every newspaper in the world

As part of its quest to digitise newspapers from around the globe, Google have announced plans to scan ‘every story ever written’.

As part of its quest to digitise newspapers from around the globe, Google have announced plans to scan ‘every story ever written’.

Back in 2006 Google began a project in conjunction with The Washington Post and the New York Times to convert both papers’ articles to digital format then post them up online where you could browse through copies exactly as written.

Today Google Product Manager Punit Soni said in a blog post that it’s Google’s aim to help readers check out stories from all over the world.

“Around the globe, we estimate that there are billions of news pages containing every story ever written. And it’s our goal to help readers find all of them, from the smallest local weekly paper up to the largest national daily.”

In keeping with reaching this goal, Google have added a swathe of new partners to the program, notably, the Quebec Chronicle Telegraph, (Quebec’s English speaking newspaper) which has been publishing for more than 244 years.

“Not only will you be able to search these newspapers,” said Soni, “you’ll also be able to browse through them exactly as they were printed – photographs, headlines, articles, advertisements and all.”

Source: news.com



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