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Ahead of Archives Awareness Week starting April 4, the Bruce County Archives at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) has announced an extensive newspaper digitization project aimed at preserving the County's historical news and making it more accessible to the public.

In a BCM&CC media release, the project will include the digitization of up to 12 historic Bruce County newspapers from their earliest years of operation dating back to around the 1930s. The project will launch later this year with the digitized papers available for viewing on a new BCM&CC web resource, enabling the public to easily browse and search their contents from the comfort of their homes.

“Hundreds of people per year visit the museum for research purposes, accessing news on microfilm, or in original hard copy,” said Deb Sturdevant, Archivist at the BCM&CC. “This project will allow more people to do their research by using easy keyword searches to help them find that needle in the haystack piece of information they’re looking for,” added Sturdevant.