Thursday, July 23, 2009

Good News...And Not Just For Schools

The Ann Arbor News is giving its photo archives to the Ann Arbor District Library. I'm sure there is a lot of good stuff in there.

The News will give the Ann Arbor District Library its archive of photo negatives dating back to the early 1900s, and that archive may contain more than 800,000 negatives.
"We wanted to preserve this historical, visual record of our communities, and we decided that the Ann Arbor Public Library will be great stewards of this work. Over time, the library will make these photos available to the community," said Ed Petykiewicz, editor of The News.
Josie Parker, library director, said the library is extremely pleased to receive the archives and called the negatives an
"amazing resource."

But wait--there's more!

Petykiewicz said the paper also will give the library permission to digitize the library's existing files that contain stories from the paper over the years.

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