The Belmont Public Library serves the 25,000 citizens of Belmont, Massachusetts. The Library aims to provide a center for information and discovery through innovative programming, robust collections, and responsive services.
When grant money became available, the Belmont Public Library decided to fund a newspaper digitization project. The historical Belmont newspaper archive
consists of seven different titles dating back to 1889 that were archived on physical microfilm. The goal was to make the newspaper archives easily searchable and help preserve the information long into the future.
Peter Struzziero, Library Director, states “We went to bid for this project and found BMI at the ALA Conference. We selected Digital ReeL over the other
offerings because it offered a complete solution: the microfilm scanning at a secure facility, hosting of our records and a simple, elegant interface for online search and retrieval.”