The UNLV Project team hosted a site visit from Deborah Thomas, the Library of Congress Program Coordinator for the NDNP on May 28, 2015. It was a great opportunity to show our progress in the project and learn more about the Library of Congress’ role in the entire operation. We were able to have almost everyone from the NDNP Project team in attendance as well as Nevada Project Partners (from Nevada State Library and Archives and University of Nevada, Reno) Karen Starr and Donnelyn Curtis.
Along with the site visit, we held an Open House for project targeted to UNLV Library faculty and staff. Deborah gave a great presentation on the Library of Congress’ role in the project and an overview of what we actually do. She also included some wonderful tidbits on how to promote the project once it’s been ingested in the Chronicling America website. It was a great success, and now library faculty and staff have some idea of what we actually do all day!
Nevada newspaper PowerPoint
Digital Collections Metadata Librarian Silvia Southwick (left) talking with Library of Congress Program Coordinator Deborah Thomas (right)
Digital Collections Library Technician Kathleen Marx (left) and NDNP Project Technician Melissa Stoner (right)
NDNP Project Coordinator Dana Bullinger (left) showing off the blog to Digital Collections Specialist Meghan Gross (right)
Chronicling America bookmarks
Digital Collections bookmarks, mouse pads, and menus
NDNP Project Technician (left), Head of Special Collections at UNR and NDNP Advisory Board member Donnelyn Curtis (middle), and Humanities Librarian Priscilla Finley
Head of Digital Collections and Co-PI for NDNP Cory Lampert (left) and Access Resource Manager Richard Zwiercan (right)
(Clockwise from left) Library Technican Kathleen Marx, NDNP Project Technician Melissa Stoner, Humanities Librarian Priscilla Finley, Assistant Administrator for Library and Development Services for Nevada State Library and Archives/NDNP Project Partner Karen Starr, Head of Special Collections at University of Nevada-Reno/NDNP Advisory Board Member Donnelyn Curtis, and Dean of University Libraries Patricia Iannuzzi
NDNP Project Coordinator Dana Bullinger (middle) explaining the project to Special Collections Catalog Librarian Katherine Rankin (left) and Head of Discovery Services Carol Ou (right)
The wonderful NDNP Project Staff and Library of Congress Program Coordinator Deborah Thomas. L to R: Co-PI Cory Lampert, Project Coordinator Dana Bullinger, Project Technician Melissa Stoner, Deborah Thomas, and Co-PI Jason Vaughan.