University Library “Svetozar Markovic” is presenting the public with the first fully searchable corpus of digitized historic newspaper texts with more than 400,000 pages in Serbian Cyrillic from the period between the turn of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. The collection consists of 45 different newspaper titles the most popular of which are Beogradske opstinske novine, Nova iskra, Glas naroda, Zora, Srbadija and many other.

In order to browse through the digitised pages, it is necessary to choose a newspaper, date and edition.

All newspapers in this collection were digitised within the project Europeana Newspapers. University Library “Svetozar Markovic” is one of 18 partner institutions that participate in the project whose aim is to aggregate historic newspaper pages for Europeana and The European Library. The project especially focuses on the newspapers published during the First World War and in that way in contributes to the project Europeana Collections 1914–1918.

Generally speaking, throughout decades periodicals have been a rich source of information from the fields such as politics, culture, art but also from all other spheres of life. At the time of digitisation of the overall human knowledge and the unseen flow of information, the number of digitized collections in various languages is constatly increasing. Here we would like to refer you to the collection of the Austrian National Library, our partner in the Europeana Newspapers project.