The Digital Country Company in cooperation with the Central Scientific Library of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University digitized a large collection of rare and valuable editions of the newspaper “Yuzhny Kray” (Southern region), which was published in Kharkov daily from December 1, 1880 to December 3, 1919.
The newspaper “Yuzhny Kray” makes a special value of the Fund of book monuments of the Central Scientific Library of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, which has the status of a national treasure. The newspaper was published since 1880 in Kharkov and is one of the most valuable sources for studying the history of culture and socio-economic development of Kharkov and Slobozhanshchina (Sloboda Ukraine). The publication is an invaluable information and documentary source for the study of the history of culture and socio-economic development of not only the Sloboda region of the XIX – early XX centuries, but also all of Ukraine.
The scanning of newspapers was done with using a professional large-format scanner, because the newspaper format was larger than A2. Given the age and condition of newspapers, wide-format scanning was performed with “gentle scanning” technology.
You can find digitized materials on the official site of the Central Scientific Library of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in the section eScriptorium. Archive of rare editions and manuscripts or by link: http://escriptorium.univer.kharkov.ua/handle/1237075002/3148
We are grateful to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for the allocated funds for the work on the project.