On January 1, 2019, paywalls will go down enabling free access to 60 million pages of Canadian digital documentary heritage.
Source: Lynn Desjardins, Radio Canada International, Novembe 15, 2018, http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2018/11/15/documents-canada-online-paywall-archives/
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The digital collection includes "276,000 documents and more than 460,000 images from his time as governor of New York, his days as a cavalry officer in the Spanish-American War and his role as president in the early 1900s."
Source: Sara Aridi, "Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Are Now Online," The New York Times, October 17, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/arts/theodore-roosevelt-papers-online.html
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The National Library of France and the British Library have launched a partnership with funding from the Polonsky Foundation to digitize and provide access to medieval manuscripts in their collections.
"The Sainsbury Archive is putting almost a hundred thousand never-before-seen items online for the first time, allowing the public to easily access materials which tell the story of the Sainsbury family and the changing face of retail from the mid-19th century to the present day."
Source: Webwire, January 3, 2019, https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=233622