A milestone reached!

A milestone reached!

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In 2016, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University libraries were awarded a two-year grant, which is a continuation of funding for the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project an extension of the National Digital Newspaper Program sponsored by the NEH and the Library of Congress.

Since then, the NVDNP has made enormous strides in their efforts to simplify public access to  Nevada newspapers via the free historic repository Chronicling America, the national digital resource of historic newspapers.

Just this year in November 2017, the NVDNP is celebrating the acceptance of “Batch Manhattan” by the Library of Congress.  Since, the NVDNP is committed to safeguard the information, stories and the history documented in Nevada newspapers for future generations, having Batch Manhattan accepted by the Library of Congress is an immense  achievement for the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project.

Batch Manhattan comprises of two Nevada newspapers:

  • Daily Independent  (1892-1898 ;1913)
  • The weekly Elko Independent (1875-1877)

Contained in 9 reels there are 10,395 pages of the two Nevada newspapers that were digitized, published and are now publicly available in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database for  online use. This batch, which has just been received and accepted by the Library of Congress and is already available for browsing and searching through the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database for FREE.

This is the first batch out of 10 to be uploaded to Chronicling America. By the end of January 2018 we are expecting another set of 20,000 historic pages to go live on Chronicling America. By the end of August 2018 our contribution will total 100,000 new pages available for research.

 

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