East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries have launched East African Newspapers, the second in-copyright collection of titles digitized under the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance. East African Newspapers follows Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers, the Alliance's first in-copyright collection, and is available to all Center for Research Libraries members and other institutions supporting the Alliance.
East African Newspapers currently includes more than 450,000 pages of in-copyright material from the early 1940s to early 2000s, featuring the following titles:
- Daily Nation (1958-2002), an independent Kenyan newspaper
- Ethiopian Herald (1943-1989), a government-owned, English-language newspaper
- The Monitor (1992-2003), an independent Ugandan newspaper
East African Newspapers is part of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance, a multi-year, flagship collaboration between the Center for Research Libraries and East View Information Services to deliver nine collections of up to 4.5 million pages of content, including 3 million pages available open-access. In addition to East African Newspapers and Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers, both in-copyright collections, four open-access collections are currently available under the auspices of the Alliance: Imperial Russian Newspapers, Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers, Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers, and Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers.
Fundraising for Phase 2 of the Global Press Archive CRL Alliance is currently underway and represents a continuation of this successful commercial-academic partnership. Phase 2 highlights the same focus on open-access and contemporary content, supporting research in areas previously bounded and increasing diverse perspectives while providing the broadest accessibility to rare, vernacular newspaper content from around the world.
A two-year commitment, core components of Phase 2 include delivery of up to 3 million pages of content, including 2 million pages as open-access content and 1 million pages of in-copyright content available to CRL members. For more information, details of the proposed Phase 2 offer, and cost models suggested by CRL, see Global Press Archive Phase 2 in eDesiderata (or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions).