Mountain View, Calif. – Google (NASD: GOOG) has decided to shutter a three-year-old project that was digitizing content from some 2,000 newspapers, the company told Search Engine Land.

“We work closely with newspaper partners on a number of initiatives, and as part of the Google News Archives digitization program we collaborated to make older newspapers accessible and searchable online,” a Google spokesperson told SEL.

“Users can continue to search digitized newspapers at, but we don’t plan to introduce any further features or functionality to the Google News Archives and we are no longer accepting new microfilm or digital files for processing.”

Google will provide scanned content to its newspaper partners, but will not add this content to its own archive in the future, partner Boston Phoenix reported.


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