New Staff Member

Carrie Gaixola is the new Newspaper Project Coordinator!
Carrie holds a Master of Science in Information Science, Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History, and is currently earning a Master of Archive and Record Administration.  

She brings with her many past professional experiences, most recently the library manager of a small community college, Great Basin College,  numerous years of experience at UNLV Libraries (Public Services Intern, Data Analyst, and Statistician), as well as a brief position as an Assistant Research Analyst at the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy office. 

Carrie is a Nevada native and is looking forward to serving the state of Nevada and beyond, through her new position.  Carrie believes that the only true power is knowledge and feels she is contributing to the academic and personal learning endeavors of others in this position.

 

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Nevada Digital Newspaper Project staff honored to speak at the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society meeting

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On Saturday March 24, 2018 the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project staff was honored to speak at the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society meeting at the Paseo Verde Library in Henderson, Nevada.

The Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide instruction for collecting, preserving and publicizing genealogical, historical and geographical materials.

The Nevada Digital Newspaper Project staff shared an overview of UNLV’s leadership role in this statewide collaboration and also demonstrated the many ways to use the Chronicling America website for research endeavors, including but not limited to: searches, advanced searches, clipping, downloading, saving, and enhancing articles.

We feel so privileged that this wonderful group hosted us and realize the value in the many digitized historic pages of our nation’s newspapers.
We hope the presentation and search tips are helpful and we are always available for additional demonstrations for local organizations and groups.

Elko Independent (1869-1921) available online!

We are extremely happy to announce that the full run in the public domain 1869-1921 of the main newspaper from Elko (Nev.)  Elko Independent  is now freely accessible at https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/Nevada.

Its title and publication frequency change over the years: it starts as weekly edition and later it becomes a daily newspaper. Its title changes 3 times before it gets back to the original title Elko Independent.

Track the title changes at https://nvdnp.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/title-change-elko-independent.jpg and read some old news at Chronicling America:

Currently we are digitizing Gold Hill Daily News and Eureka Sentinel Group. They will be available online by mid May 2018.

Stay tuned!

A milestone reached!

A milestone reached!

Extra! Extra! Read All about it …..

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.

 

Meet our new project technician!

We are very happy to introduce our new Nevada Digital Newspaper Project Technician!

Her name is Yvonne Wilk and she joined our team in October. Yvonne is a valuable asset to our project as she brings in her passion and devotion to preserve historical materials.

Yvonne is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Science. She has also attended Sorbonne University in Paris and the Universite Laurentienne in Villfranche-Sur-Mer in Nice, France. While studying in France, she acquired a deep appreciation for art and a desire for preserving artifacts of historical value. She is currently in the process of pursuing her other ambition to complete her MLIS degree.

For nearly a decade Yvonne worked in public libraries as an Adult Services and Reference Assistant with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. She joined the UNLV Libraries Digital Collections in 2017 as the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project Technician. She views the opportunity for digitizing periodicals of historical significance as an enlightening and fascinating journey. It is her chance of a lifetime to work on simplifying public access to materials of such magnitude. She finds immense fulfillment in promoting the use of the free historic repository Chronicling America, and she is honored to be a part of such a notable project.