In his bestselling book "The World is Flat", Thomas Friedman talks of how "The Harvard Crimson" newspaper archive was digitized in Cambodia by a company called Digital Divide (pp 364-365). The truth of the matter is that "The Harvard Crimson", which is a student newspaper of the Harvard University, was actually digitized by AEL Data and Electronic Scriptorium of Leesburg Virginia in the year 2001. The Cambodians could not deliver the required quality and we took on the responsibility midway to complete the project.
AEL Data converted the newspaper archives from 1875 to 1999 in less than 1 year working from old print copies and microfilms and achieved text accuracy of 99.99%. The text was encoded to high-level XML by using custom DTD for efficient online search capability. The digital archive is seen at http://www.thecrimson.com
AEL Data has since digitally converted several hundred million newspaper, magazine and journal pages in Dutch, French, German , Swedish and English.