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The historical newspaper archive of Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post will add compelling value for eight members of the JULAC (Joint University Libraries Advisory Committee) consortium. With searchable, full-text coverage of the South China Morning Post from its origin in 1903, to 1995, including all of the advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and photographs that illuminate history as much as the news articles, university staff and students will be able to search the newspaper in its entirety.

Members of JULAC include:

Chinese University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Institute of Education
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
University of Hong Kong
University of Macau

The value of the digital archive of South China Morning Post lies in the search and discoverability features on the ProQuest platform. As part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers™, the content is cross-searchable with other highly-regarded historical newspapers like The New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, Times of India, Christian Science Monitor and other key international titles. The ability to access online the historical content alongside the other resources of the JULAC libraries will improve their users' research experience and enable them to easily perform comparative historical analysis.

“JULAC is an important partner in Hong Kong and we value our collaboration over the last 10 years,” said Alcome Chu, Regional Sales Director, Greater China, ProQuest. “The consortium decision to add the South China Morning Post represents our close cooperation, and we are committed to exploring more publishing opportunities in an effort to provide valuable resources to JULAC members.”

Earlier this year, ProQuest announced that for the first time, researchers would have online access to the digital archive of the South China Morning Post. This acclaimed daily is highly regarded by researchers, and its addition to the ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ collection will provide access to the unique history of Hong Kong as well as the newspaper’s editorial perspective on Imperial Japan and Communist China.

The South China Morning Post is renowned for its authoritative and influential reporting on Hong Kong, China, and all of Asia, and digitization of the title is part of ProQuest’s continuing commitment to expand researchers’ access to international and 20th-century news and information.

28 Oct 2014

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