|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.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
We collected some spooky and blood-chilling newspaper clippings from Nevada newspapers to make your Halloween extraordinary!
Recently Nevada Digtial Newspaper Project participated in the national #ChronAmParty campaign where all NDNP awardees tweeted #CreepyNews at the same time. This created a pool of exciting thrilling supernatural stories which you can enjoy by following hashtags #CreepyNews and #ChronAmParty on Facebook and Twitter.
You may also enjoy our featured stories from historic Nevada newspapers by jumping directly to Chronicling America using the links below!
Last week the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project participated in a table event during the UNLV Research Week. The attendees were UNLV students and faculty, and independent researchers.
It was an excellent opportunity for promotion of the project as the event coincided with the recent accomplishment of digitizing a full run of newspapers from Elko, NV (1869-1921).
The project staff seized the chance to talk to people and to promote the free historic newspaper database Chronicling America. Many flyers, handouts and bookmarks were given to attendees as well.
We had cupcakes, too!
You can see some of the materials from the event (posters and handouts) in the website section Resources.
We are so excited to announce the great news – the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project has reached a milestone earlier in October!
This milestone completes the first phase of the project: 30% of content was digitized and shipped to the Library of Congress for addition to Chronicling America!
The 30% mark equals to 3 batches and represents 30,510 digitized historic pages.
|All newspaper titles digitized and included in the first 3 batches are from the Elko Independent group. It took us 20 days of microfilm prep work, 67 days of collation, 81 days of quality and OCR review and countless days of troubleshooting and collaborating with partners and vendors to have all 4 Elko titles digitized:
The title changes over the years may seem confusing at first and often people get perplexed and think these are completely different newspapers, so we created a graphic that visualizes the title changes for more clarity (more graphics for title changes of other digitized newspapers are available at https://nvdnp.wordpress.com/digitized-newspapers/title-changes).
Now we are entering the second project phase of digitizing another set of 4 batches (40,000 pages) by the end of March 2018. Our focus is on newspapers from Gold Hill, NV and Eureka, NV. These 4 batches are named National, Osceola, Palisade and Quartz Mountain and their progress can be tracked on our Progress Update graphic (it gets updated in the beginning of each month): https://nvdnp.wordpress.com/digitized-newspapers/second-cycle/progress-report/
Just like in the previous phase the workflow will have the following sequence: microfilm processing and preparation, collation, digitization, quality review, OCR review, batch validation and shipment to the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress processes and uploads the data to the FREE online repository Chronicling America where users can browse and search in thousands of pages of historic newspapers from 46 US States.