The ERA: Mewmarket's Digital Newspaper Project
Newmarket Era

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Posted by [Name Withheld], 17 November 2010 at 22:12

I am presently getting used to your 'new' format. I do have some questions.

1. How do I print a copy of a page? When I click on Print the screen goes white and doesn't print.

2. Previously, I appreciated being able to access family names I was interested in by using the alphabet index. It was very helpful in cross-referencing bmd information. How can I continue to access this information?

Thanks for all your hard work.

This was answered by Michael Russell via email.
Posted by Joanne Moffatt, 4 December 2011 at 10:08

Is there going to be more issues for the years missing at some point? Specifically the 1950 - 1980? If not on line, are these available at the libraby to peruse? thank you

The library is working on producing more publicly available years. The process is time consuming and we are trying to ascertain what resources can be effectively channelled into this task on an on-going basis. The years 1950-1980 are all on microfilm, so you can search in the library on one of our microfilm readers. Editions up to 1977 are scanned, but not indexed and not available to the public. Although if you contact the Digital Services Librarian, which is myself- Michael Russell (ext 4805) or contact the Newmarket Public Library’s Adult Information desk at 905-953-5110, ext 4770, we can provide you more information about accessing specific digital copies if you are unable to attend at the library.

Posted by Elizabeth Hamilton, 11 June 2012 at 8:32

What a great resource!

I am interested to know if the newspaper has any sort of an index, or whether it is searchable.

Yes, it searchable, but no formal index structure is applied to the papers, for instance the papers are not indexed using LCSH or the Library and Archives Canadian Subject Headings (CSH). Papers are retrievable via record fields such as title and date, or name for Genealogical entries. Articles of local historical note were “indexed” in the notes field so to be retrievable on a keyword search. Of late, the library has shifted to using Optical Character Recognition software to provide users with access to many more articles and genealogical entries.

And how is the progress on the papers from the next few years?

The years following 1861 are coming online now, and you can search for papers in 1863-1869. More is added weekly.



Your welcome. The library is considering offering online tutorials or public sessions on how to best access the collection in the future. However, our first objective is to add all available newspapers between 1852 and 1977.

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