NDNP Winter/Spring Update

2017 so far has kept us busy! We’ve been working hard to get rolling with adding 100,000 more pages of content to Chronicling America. Here’s what we’ve been up to and a preview of what’s in store at NDNP.

Carson City Visit

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In mid-April, the Las Vegas team visited the Nevada State Library and Archives in Carson City, where we met with our project partners to discuss details about production and finalize our full title list. We also had the opportunity to visit one of the towns we will be featuring this cycle: Gold Hill.

Sample Reel Accepted!

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We wrapped up April with the news that our sample reel has been accepted, meaning we completed all of the steps needed to add newspaper content online and have met the standards set by the Library of Congress! This is especially important as we have had to make adjustments to our workflow this round. We can now proceed with completing full production batches of 10,000 newspaper pages.

Up Next – Production

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In May, we are looking forward to completing 30 percent of our collation, going through reels and counting the number of pages and creating the foundation for organizing the newspaper pages for inclusion in Chronicling America. Additionally, we will begin performing a final quality review of what’s done so far before sending it to the LOC.

With these tasks complete, we can focus on sharing more updates and clippings from the newspapers we’re working with this cycle. If there’s anything in particular you’re curious about or would like to see, please let us know by posting a comment or reaching out on social media!

Upcoming Events

June 6, 2017
UNLV Libraries Special Collections Open House
Lied Library, University of Nevada – Las Vegas

What: NDNP Staff will participate in a tabling event to share information about the National Digital Newspaper Program with interested library staff. We will share the title selection list, highlight workflow, provide demos of Chronicling America, and do a swag giveaway.

June 11, 2017
Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society (CCNGS) Geneaology Fair
Paseo Verde Library, Henderson, NV

What: NDNP Staff will have a table to showcase historic Nevada newspapers and highlight uses of Chronicling America for genealogy research at this popular local event.

Register at: http://hendersonlibraries.com/event/91034

September 11-13, 2017
National Digital Newspaper Program Awardee Meeting
Washington, DC

What: Staff will be attending the annual gathering of National Digital Newspaper Program state awardees in our nation’s capital.

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