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Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Searching "Armenia" in Google's newspaper archives

Last September, Google announced its plans to digitalise the content of newspapers and make their archives accessible and searchable. One year on, Google blog posts about "quadrupling the number of articles included in News Archive Search". Astonishingly, they now include for example a searchable content of "complete June 2, 1753 edition of the Halifax Gazette, one of the oldest newspapers we've digitized to date."

I tried searching "Armenia" using News Archive Search. This search returns archives of selected newspapers back to 1 January 1750 ("Memoirs of the house of Brunswick"). I find this amazing, having a huge potential for research or everyday use, even if for curiosity and fun. And this is only the beginning...

For now, it mainly includes a content from such publications as the New York Times etc. I hope, in time we'll see an archived accessible and searchable content of Armenian publications there too.

2 comments:

Քաղաքացի said...

When Google announced that last year I made some searches and came across mainly with the articles of NYT (as you mentioned) about the events of 1915-1920. What surprised me is the parallels that can be drawn with the present situation in the region-the same negotiations on borders, on statuses, on Baku oil secure transfer to the Black See and the like.

Reading some of those articles I made a conclusion that the main factor affecting geopolitics of the super-powers in the South Caucasus for at least 100 years has been Caspian oil!!!

7or Blog said...

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