For Immediate Release
Minneapolis, MN, USA. November 2, 2016—East View is excited to announce a long-term
relationship with Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to make
rare newspapers from around the world available for research. East View will work with faculty and
collection development specialists in numerous subject areas to improve discoverability and access to
over 2,500 predominantly foreign-language titles dating as far back as the nineteenth century that are
part of the collections at Stanford Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Opening a treasure trove for researchers, this joint initiative will digitally preserve and make searchable
potentially 25 million pages of newspaper content originally collected by Hoover curators and later cataloged,
organized, and stored at an offsite facility by Stanford University Libraries.
"These newspapers represent decades of efforts by Hoover curators to collect and preserve material on war,
revolution, and peace in accord with our mission to study the past so we can understand the why of human action,"
said Eric Wakin, Robert H. Malott Director of the Hoover Library & Archives. "It will be a wonderful achievement
to have them accessible digitally to future generations of students and scholars."
East View will work with publishers and copyright holders to expand accessibility of the collection to the broader
research community, prioritizing the most rare newspapers held in the collections. While East View estimates that
the digitization initiative will take approximately ten years to complete, researchers will be able to access an
initial cache of prioritized materials within one year, with newly digitized material becoming available on an
"This is as much a digital preservation initiative, as it is one of accessibility," said Michael Keller, University
Librarian at Stanford. "Bringing this collection online will expose and retain the historical record of innumerable
events of wide and local significance, while allowing for deeper exploration, comparison from various points of view
on events, and thus the formation of new questions to investigate."
East View is pleased to appoint Bryan Benilous, Director, Newspaper Products Division, to support this initiative.
"I am elated to work with East View, Stanford University Libraries, and the Hoover Library & Archives to support the
digitization of this content. Our efforts will ensure the newspapers are preserved for future generations and enhanced
metadata will expand access to this vital research content. We will use best practices for newspaper digitization and
innovate new approaches to improve discoverability."
For further information on this initiative contact Bryan Benilous (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact: Grant Bistram
East View Information Services, Inc.
10601 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55305 USA
About East View
East View was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, USA. East View is comprised of East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), East View Geospatial (www.geospatial.com)
and East View Map Link (www.evmaplink.com). East View maintains thousands of supplier/publisher
relationships throughout the world for maps and geospatial data and Russian, Arabic and Chinese-produced social and
hard science content. East View manages a data center, library and warehouse in Minneapolis where it hosts and
stores dozens of foreign language databases, hundreds of thousands of maps and atlases and millions of
geospatial, Russian, Chinese and Arabic metadata records.
About Stanford Libraries
The Stanford Libraries, founded 1891, connects people with information by providing
diverse resources and services, both physical and virtual, to the academic community in support of teaching, learning and research.
The Libraries includes more than 20 individual libraries across campus, each with a world-class collection of books, journals,
government documents, music, films, maps, databases, GIS services and more. As one of the most advanced digital libraries in the world,
Stanford Libraries' discovery environment and extensive digitization programs provide faculty and students with greater access to global
information resources through various on-line services and relationships. Librarians and library experts in, search, digital curation,
digital humanities, computational social science, and digital preservation work hand-in-glove with subject curators, students, faculty
and research centers to build next generation applications and research corpora. library.stanford.edu
About The Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover and located on Stanford campus, The Hoover Institution
Library & Archives is a world-renowned depository of library and archival material dedicated to the study of war, revolution, and peace around
the world. The mission of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is to collect, preserve, and make available the most important materials
about global political, social, and economic change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We serve as a platform for a vibrant community
of scholars and a broad public interested in the meaning and role of history.