Elephind.com — federated search across digitized newspaper collections

Author: Stefan Boddie, Managing Director, DL Consulting Ltd.
Date: 2014-06-24

Elephind.com is a search engine like Google, but is designed specifically for searching historic digitized newspaper collections. It currently searches more than 140 million newspaper items from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere.

We designed Elephind.com originally as a proof-of-concept, and as a platform to test our Veridian search systems on really huge amounts of digitized text. We now offer it as a service, along with Veridian’s built in SEO capabilities, to help attract the largest possible audience to the newspaper collections we help our customers build.

All Veridian-based newspaper digitization projects are indexed by Elephind.com for free, unless the owner of the content chooses not to do so.