It’s almost the end of August, and we wanted to give a quick update on where we are in the project! Everyone is officially back from vacation, and we’re working hard on collating newspapers. October 1, 2015 is our first official deadline to submit 25% of the content (~25,000 pages) to the Library of Congress.
Our cabinet is stocked with newspaper microfilm reels from one of our state partners, the Nevada State Library and Archives. They worked very hard to provide the duplicated reels so we would effectively meet our deadline! (Thanks, folks!)
Our first production batch (Batch Aurora) is in the review stage at the Library of Congress. If it is accepted, it will be ingested into the Chronicling America website! We have three more production batches currently being digitized by our digitization vendor, iArchives. We expect to have those back between now and next week. A huge thanks to everyone on the NDNP staff for working so hard!