Proquest archival newspapers - self hosting?

Stacy Pober stacy.pober at MANHATTAN.EDU
Wed Jan 6 20:35:28 EST 2016

Proquest is now providing us with files of the archival newspapers we
purchased from them.  They say that there are no libraries that are
self-hosting access to this data, and predicted that the cost of creating a
platform to search the metadata and deliver the TIFFs would be costly.

I've attached their metadata sample file.  Does anyone have suggestions on
the software we could use to provide access to this material?  We'd prefer
an open-source solution.  The reason we are not paying the platform fees
for this material is because they got very little use. We can't justify
spending funds on a proprietary software solution for this, because the
material is not in great demand at our library.

Stacy Pober
Information Alchemist
Manhattan College Library
Riverdale, NY 10471
stacy.pober at


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