Google is extending its scanning efforts to newspaper archives. From the New York Times:
Under the expanded program, Google will shoulder the cost of digitizing newspaper archives, much as the company does with its book-scanning project. Google angered some book publishers because it had failed to seek permission to scan books that were protected by copyrights. It will obtain permission from newspaper publishers before scanning their archives.
Google … will place advertisements alongside search results, and share the revenue from those ads with newspaper publishers.
The Times says some archived results are currently available through Google News and newspapers will eventually be able to offer archival searches through their own sites.