Global Press Archive CRL Alliance Launches Open Access Liberian Newspaper Archive

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Kevin Merriman -

East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) have launched the Daily Observer Digital Archive (DODA), the eighth Open Access collection produced under the Global Press Archive (GPA) CRL Alliance.

Comprising more than 35,000 pages, DODA is a comprehensive archive of the English-language Daily Observer, Liberia’s best-known independent national newspaper. Founded in 1981, the Daily Observer is notable for its coverage of the modern history of Liberia, from the Liberian Civil War through its current phase of development.

DODA joins seven other Open Access collections produced under the GPA CRL Alliance:

DODA will be followed by the release of a collection of Soviet-era Ukrainian newspapers in late December.

Since 2019, East View and the Center for Research Libraries have partnered in the GPA/CRL Alliance to accelerate the mission of the Global Press Archive. Through the Alliance, CRL defines and sponsors the creation of thematic and single-title collections on the GPA platform. The continuation of this highly successful academic-commercial partnership is a testament to CRL and East View’s shared values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and reinforces the commitment to extend access to global newspaper collections to the widest possible audience.

Learn more about the East View Global Press Archive and the CRL Alliance at or email

About Global Press Archive

East View Global Press Archive® (GPA) is a groundbreaking program from East View Information Services to create the most comprehensive collection of digital news sources from around the world. GPA is the result of a landmark initiative of Stanford Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitally preserve and make more accessible thousands of original print newspaper publications collected by the Hoover Institution and now housed by Stanford Libraries. Over time, GPA will present thousands of global newspapers as searchable online archives, covering a diverse range of languages and countries.

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