Beachcomber archives to appear online

The Beachcomber’s entire historic archive will be made freely available online.

Google unveiled a project last week with the aim of bringing historical newspaper content to the Web. Sound Publishing, The Beachcomber’s parent company, is among the many companies participating in the project, which will allow users to view digitally scanned versions of historical newspapers.

“We’re very excited to bring the entire history of The Beachcomber to the Web,” said Sound Publishing President Manfred Tempel-mayr. “Projects of this scale are extremely time and resource intensive and we’re thrilled to partner with Google to make this available to our readers.”

The “initiative,” as it was described on The Official Google Blog, will appear as a function within Google’s News Archive feature.

No date has been an-nounced for when The Beachcomber’s historical archives will appear.

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