CHNC: New Lower Pricing for Newspaper Digitization

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    By Leigh Jeremias: Published on July 21, 2021

    The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) has recently lowered its pricing for digitizing newspapers and adding them to the free-to-use online collection. Currently CHNC has over 2 million pages of historic newspapers from almost 600 titles representing all of the 64 Colorado counties; with more always on the way.

    One of the digitization partners working with the Colorado State Library and the CHNC is giving a permanent price reduction on the processing of digital files to create the OCR and METS/ALTO output needed for inclusion in the CHNC database, and we are passing this reduction on to you. The new prices for the following processes are:

    Processing of newspapers already in digital format (tiffs/pdfs): .70 cents per page
    Digitization of newspapers on existing microfilm: .80 cents per page
    Microfilming of original newspapers and digitization of that film: $1.05 per page
    Digitization from original newspapers: $1.55 per page

    This is a .5 cent reduction in prices to include historic newspaper content in CHNC. Same great service just lower prices. For this price you get:

    • Estimates that are customized to fit your budget and your timeline
    • Digitization of your chosen titles and years
    • Processing of those digitized files that includes article segmentation, creation of METS/ALTO metadata (international standard) and OCR conversion.
    • Automatic inclusion into the CHNC sister site, the Plains to Peaks Historic Newspapers.

    Please contact me at if you have any questions about our process, our new pricing or a potential project.

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