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State awards certificates of excellence to library & Pilot


The Alaska State Historical Society awarded the Petersburg Public Library and the Petersburg Pilot certificates of excellence last month for its archival and digitization of Petersburg’s historical newspapers.

Petersburg Public Library Director Tara Alcock said the certificate of excellence came as a surprise, and the library finished up the process in 2013 after a contractor scanned newspaper microfilm and converted the files into PDFs.

“It’s exciting to see how many people use it,” Alcock said. “We’re dealing with someone in Norway using it. I’m glad it’s opening up acce...

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