• Amy Lau
So much for the digital revolution. In an amazing slidetackle move, the library has beaten the internet to archiving the Oregonian. While the Oregonian's own website makes it nearly impossible to find any of their stories, the Multnomah County Library now has a full database of their archives, including all articles, pictures, illustrations and advertisements clear back until 1861 when the newspaper began.

"The library is committed to removing barriers to access for our patrons," says Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke. "As the only institution to make this invaluable historical record available to the public for free, we believe this resource will benefit everyone in our community."

So thanks, Multnomah County Library! And as for the Oregonian... maybe this could be your new website.