[LINK] Google News Archive

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Sep 12 17:49:48 AEST 2011

>On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 4:30 PM, Roger Clarke 
><Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au> wrote:
>It appears that Google may have withdrawn its Google News Archive service.
>Is anyone aware of what's happening?

At 17:05 +1000 12/9/11, Alex (Maxious) Sadleir wrote:
Google Shuts Down Newspaper Archive Project
MAY 20 2011

Thanks, but that relates to the 'retrospective digitisation project'- 
something like the NLA's Trove (better because it had a bigger 
catchment area, less good because it didn't include crowdsourcing in 
the design).

What I meant to ask about (and wasn't clear enough) is the index of 
media reports that Google has accumulated since it launched the 
news.google service.

It currently makes only the last month's articles available.

(It does so in a manner that's nowhere near the quality of a 
professional search facility - it loses items, it mis-classifies 
items, and it generally falls all over itself in error-prone 
permanent beta - but it often delivers material of some value).

It used to offer an archive, with an ability to constrain by date-range.

But that's simply disappeared, during the last few weeks.

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