After 200+ years of collecting all danish newspapers and stacking them in warehouses or copying them to microfilms, they can now be accessed online for free! At The State And University Library Aarhus we have been working on this project for years and are very happy to open it to the public today.
We have build a powerful search engine on top of all data so it is easy to find text matches down to a specific page with highlighting and you can download the newspaper as a PDF. For historians this is a gold mine and the general public will be able to search for family members or old articles they want to read again.
So far we have only 1 million news paper pages in the index, but this will increase to over 32 million pages over the next year.
You can only search in newspapers that are older than 100 years, unless you search from the computers within the State and University Library where there is no limitations.
The OCR (Optical character recognition) is not perfect and this is most evident in oldest newspapers, but we have several ideas how to improve this over time.
Since we just went live today there is a heavy load on the site - so be gentle :)