Tuesday 2 June 2009

The opening of the archives

I saw an announcement yesterday (don't ask me for the link) about new content from Google. For Canberran's, and visitors to the Doeberl Cup etc, Google Maps will soon include bus timetables for the nations capital. For budding chess historians, something better. Google is planning to provide archival issues of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, going back to the 1840's. So no more digging around musty old newspaper rooms at the National Library to find what you are looking for.
Of course Google already provide this content from other newspapers, including the New York Times. If you click on this link, you will even see a story concerning the Staunton v Morphy non match from 1858.

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