Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Google Adds Newspaper Archives

Spotted this piece from Reuters when I logged on this morning:

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google News is getting a sense of the past to balance out its relentless focus on the present.

Google Inc. has added the ability to search through more than 200 years of historical newspaper archives alongside the latest contemporary information now available on Google News, the market-leading Web search firm said on Tuesday.

"The goal of the service is to allow users to explore history as it unfolded," said Anurag Acharya, a top Google engineer who helped develop the news archive search.

"Users can see how viewpoints changed over time for events, for ideas and for people," said Acharya, who also built the Google Scholar service for academic researchers and once was a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Read the rest of the story here.

I'll check it out and see what it's all about!

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