Getting the historic Williams Record online has involved many people working countless hours to solve the numerous difficulties that arose; there is still much to be done. Staff at the Internet Archive and Williams College Libraries are continuing their efforts to make the scanned images easier to locate and read. However, many issues of the historic Record are already in the Internet Archive and can be read page by page.
Take a look: go to Internet Archive and search williams college student newspapers. You’ll get a list of Williams Record volumes and the related titles Williams Advocate and RecordAdvocate.
The e-transfer process will certainly take a long time, but the benefits to researchers will probably be numerous.