Digitization Press

BPL & Digital Commonwealth Statewide Digitization

In the News

This project has generated several noteworthy stories in the local press:

"A Cape Cod online newspaper archive goes dark—for now" (CAI - NPR)
June 26, 2024

"How to Access Bedford High School Yearbooks for Free Online" (The Bedford Citizen)
March 22, 2024

"Association Collects ‘Founding Documents’ Of Chatham’s Old Village Historic District" (Cape Cod Chronicle)
January 4, 2024

"Unearthing Gems in a Massive Archive of Rock Star Interviews" (Atlas Obscura)
November 6, 2023

"Digit all about it" (The Daily News of Newburyport)
October 26, 2023

"Tyringham Oral Histories now available through Digital Commonwealth" (Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center)
September 2023

Boston Public Library Completes Digitization of Bedford’s Earliest Record Books" (The Bedford Citizen)
May 3, 2023

Out-of-print written history of Westborough now available through digitalization” (Community Advocate)
August 9, 2021

Man-of-a-thousand-interviews Larry Katz is sharing his tapes with the world” (MSN)
May 4, 2021

Digital collection now available: Stephen Lewis poster collection” (UMass Boston)
November 18, 2020

“The Boston Public Library remains closed and cautious, but provides ‘to-go’ book program and other services [including statewide digitization services]” (Sampan)
July 24, 2020

Doyle’s Cafe Lives…Online Through Image Gallery” (Jamaica Plain News)
March 20, 2020

Turning the Page: How PEM’s library is digitizing its collections” (Peabody Essex Museum)
May 14, 2019

Digitized Town Reports Open A Window To Harwich’s Past” (The Cape Cod Chronicle)
April 24, 2019

Weymouth Public Libraries announce programs — 167 Years of Annual Reports Digitized” (Weymouth Wicked Local)
January 29, 2019

Seventy-one hundred posters and counting” (FiftyPlusAdvocate)
July 26, 2018

Boston Public Library Digitizes Salem High School’s Yearbooks” (Patch)
July 6, 2018

Boston Public Library Digitizes Andover High School’s Yearbooks” (Patch)
July 6, 2018

Lee Library Association: A history lesson, just a click away” (The Berkshire Eagle)
December 21, 2017

Annual Town Reports now online and archived” (Tewskbury Town Crier)
October 7, 2017

Leominster’s 1915 time capsule now available online” (Leominster Champ)
August 3, 2017

More Than A Century Of BHS Yearbooks Now Online” (The Enterprise News)
July 28, 2017

See Leominster time capsule online” (Sentinel & Enterprise)
July 6, 2017

50-Plus Years Of SHS Yearbooks Made Digital” (Cape News)
May 17, 2017

ARTIFACTS Blast from the hip-hop past” (The Eagle Tribune)
April 13, 2017

New Hip-Hop Archive Is A Time Machine Back To The Electrifying Early Days Of Boston Rap” (WBUR)
November 18, 2016

Historical society’s new project a window into town’s past” (The Reminder)
October 13, 2016

Massachusetts town puts its old high school yearbooks online” (Boston Herald)
June 7, 2016

Logs From New Bedford Whaling Ships Could Help Meteorologists” (CBS News Boston)
March 12, 2016

Boston Public Library Digitizing Cultural Treasures” (NECN)
March 3, 2016

NDSR Boston – Digital Commonwealth Visit” (NDSR Boston)
February 18, 2016

Digital transgender archive launches at Holy Cross” (The Boston Globe)
February 12, 2016

What do you do with 1,000 photos of James Michael Curley?” (Universal Hub)
February 3, 2016

Fine art collection at Brockton library is an open secret” (Enterprise News)
January 8, 2016

IN THE GARDEN: Exquisite botanical prints can be viewed online” (Enterprise News)
November 28, 2015

75 Best Websites for US State Genealogy Research in 2015” (Family Tree Magazine)
November 9, 2015

“’Presto Press’ editions to be sold at Mattapoisett Library” (Sippican Week)
September 10, 2015

"Grant will preserve letters of former Governor Long" (Wicked Local Hingham edition)
August 23, 2015

Telling the story of Boxford – online: Earliest TM records on town website” (Topsfield Wicked Local)
July 6, 2015

DCR/MWRA Historic Record Now Available Online
Spring 2015

Lenox Library’s visual archive added to statewide digital collection” (The Berkshire Eagle)
April 9, 2015

“Massachusetts Launches Collaborative Online Collection” (Society of American Archivist’s “Views: Newsletter of the Visual Materials Section,” page 21)
March 2015

“Sutton yearbooks now digitized” (The Millbury Sutton Chronicle)
March 26, 2015

Placing local history online in Topsfield” (Boxford Wicked Local)
March 20, 2015

Digitizing History: Lenox Library Artifacts Now Available To The World” (WAMC)
March 18, 2015

Plymouth Public Library: Town reports now available online” (Plymouth Wicked Local)
February 18, 2015

A plot twist in the Story of Us” (Cape Cod Times)
February 10, 2015

Library Happenings: digital collection of Weymouth High yearbooks are popular” (Weymouth Wicked Local)
January 30, 2015

Westborough presentation to focus on forgotten documents” (MetroWest Daily News)
January 20, 2015

Boston Public Library helps suburban institutions put historic images online” (The Boston Globe)
January 11, 2015

“Brockton Public Library puts yearbooks, city history online” (Wicked Local Brockton edition)
December 19, 2014

“History into the future: State archivists advise historical society on digitizing collections” (Tantasqua Town Common, page 4)
November 7, 2014

There’s Now an Online Archive of Boston Park Documents Dating Back to 1875” (BostInno)
October 28, 2014

Westborough Library helping preserve town’s history” (Community Advocate)
September 26, 2014

Boston Public Library Serves Historical and Cultural Institutions Across Massachusetts” (Boston Public Library)
August 15, 2014

Trend Setter: Library Director Struzziero Addresses National Conference” (Winthrop Transcript)
July 12, 2014

“Griffin Museum archive goes digital” (Wicked Local Winchester edition)
June 1, 2014

Westborough’s earliest documents could become part of ‘Digital Commonwealth’” (Community Advocate)
February 13, 2014

Swampscott library digitizes town reports” (The Salem News)
December 20, 2013

Norwell High School yearbooks go online through library grant program” (Wicked Local)
November 21, 2013

The Digital Public Library of America: An Introduction
October 29, 2013

Norwell High School yearbooks now online
October 28, 2013

Boston Public Library Receives Recognition for Statewide Digitization Work” (Library Journal infoDOCKET)
October 21, 2013

“By the Books: Digitized yearbooks” (Wicked Local Plymouth edition)
August 28, 2013

Boston Public Library digitizing Wayside Inn records” (MetroWest Daily News)
August 6, 2013

WHS history to hit the Web” (MetroWest Daily News)
May 30, 2013

Somerville Public Library announces digitization of historical documents” (The Somerville News)
January 18, 2013

Digitizing Dorr’s Annotated Newspapers” (The Beehive)
September 5, 2012

Postcard collection put online” (Boston.com)
July 29, 2012

Southbridge library yearbook digitization project puts memories within reach” (Telegram & Gazette)
July 27, 2012

“Rep. McMurtry helps expand services at Boston Public Library” (Wicked Local Westwood edition)
April 3, 2012

“Library efforts make yearbooks go digital: Ongoing digital yearbook project moves forward” (Southbridge Evening News)
March 27, 2012

Four decades of Mattapoisett history saved for posterity” (South Coast Today)
February 11, 2012

Preserving the Presto Press” (The Wanderer)
February 6, 2012

"Digital project captures the past: East Bridgewater, 50 old yearbooks now posted online" (The Boston Globe)
December 8, 2011

“A trip down memory lane — on the web: High school puts yearbooks online for public to view” (The Sunday Enterprise)
November 27, 2011

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