Google announced today an expansion of its news archive search in a direction that recognizes the added value of being able to see old newspaper stories in their original context and presentation. Increasingly, the archive will include digitized images of the newsprint pages on which the stories the appeared. "Around the globe, we estimate that there are billions of news pages containing every story ever written," wrote product manager Punit Soni. "And it's our goal to help readers find all of them, from the smallest local weekly paper up to the largest national daily. The problem is that most of these newspapers are not available online. We want to change that." The company was vague about the publishers it has enlisted or is lobbying to participate, but notes ongoing relationships with the New York Times, the Washington Post and commercial partners like ProQuest and Heritage. Now if they can just add some Smell-O-Vision type technology to capture that special dusty aroma of a real newspaper morgue.