Global Press Archive Charter Alliance

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    The Global Press Archive Charter Alliance is an initiative by East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries to develop a special series of thematically designed collections to meet the priorities of the CRL members. Launched in 2018 as a sub-component of the broader Global Press Archive, the Charter Alliance will culminate in the creation of nine collections, encompassing hundreds of newspaper titles, totaling over 4.5 million pages. A successful academic-commercial partnership, the Global Press Archive Charter Alliance serves the shared values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and continues to extend access to global newspaper collections to the widest possible audience. 

    Thus far, the Alliance has published four open-access collections, including: 

    Two forthcoming open-access collections remain, one focused on Southeast Asia. In addition to the Alliance’s open-access collections, CRL members will have access to three collections of in-copyright newspapers from the Middle East and North Africa, which is available now, and Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, which are forthcoming. 

    Funding is under way for a second phase of the Charter Alliance, which will include an initial target of six collections, estimated to total 3 million pages after two years. For more information on Phase 2 see:

    May 17, 2024 7:37pm
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    The Global Press Archive™ (GPA) is an initiative launched by East View Information Services in 2017 to index, digitize and consolidate global newspapers "to create the most comprehensive archival collection of digital news sources" (publisher's site). The genesis of GPA was the agreement with Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitally preserve and make searchable "potentially 25 million pages of newspaper content" that are part of the collections at Stanford Libraries (Press Release 02 Nov 2016).

    GPA initially launched with an aggregation of titles already available from East View, with the announcement of additional titles and aggregated collections to come beginning in 2018. 


    Titles will be made accessible through the customized "GPA Platform" based on Veridian. Veridian was developed specifically to support the presentation of newspaper content and has been employed by projects such as the California Digital Newspaper Collection and Singapore National Library. The platform is able to support discovery in a wide variety of languages and scripts.

    Content purchased by institutions will be accessible through IP Authentication and will be cross-discoverable within the platform.

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