The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project: Supporting the Needs of an External Community

Date of Original Version

April 2013


Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Table of Contents

Learn more about a collaborative project to digitize periodicals published in Pittsburgh’s Jewish community from 1895-2010. Content is made visible by allowing major search engines to crawl the collections. Ancestry.com and major harvesting services also link to the collection, which is heavily used by genealogists and researchers interested in Jewish history in the Pittsburgh community. The session will cover Carnegie Mellon’s contribution to a project that serves a community of users outside of its own and the challenges and opportunities encountered.



Published In

Mid-Atlantic Archives Conference - MARAC.