Project Partners


UNLV University Libraries’ role in the project

  • Serve as a primary coordinator of the project working with stakeholders, digitization vendors and the Library of Congress
  • Communicate Advisory Board title selections to the Nevada State Library for microfilm work
  • Coordinate the microfilm duplication and the technical review done by NSLA
  • Perform page-level collation and provide reel-level metadata
  • Work with external vendors for digitization and indexing of the microfilms
  • Perform quality control of the digitized deliverables with verified LC tools
  • Ship the digitized newspapers to Library of Congress to be incorporated into the project website Chronicling America
  • Promote the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project to the Nevada community and present on conferences and other professional events


Library of Congress role in the project

  • Organizes the inventory, cataloging, and selective preservation on microfilm of a corpus of at-risk newspaper materials
  • Creates the technical specification for the National Digital Newspaper Program project
  • Performs quality control of delivered digitized newspapers from awardees
  • Manages the long-term preservation of the digitized resources
  • Maintains a database with millions of digitized newspapers from all over the country
  • Hosts the NDNP project website Chronicling America
  • Provides open and free access to millions of historic digitized pages

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National Endowment for the Humanities role in the project

  • Partners with Library of Congress to create a searchable database of culturally significant newspapers from every U.S. state and territory
  • Sponsors the preservation microfilming, description and digitization of millions of pages of historic newspapers in every state
  • Awards each state partner to digitize approximately 100,000 pages of historically significant newspapers over a two-year period


Nevada State Library and Archives’ role in the project

  • Performs the initial, preliminary review of the archival masters
  • Helps to predict if the selected titles will pass full technical inspection
  • Helps to curtail making 2N copies of archival masters which likely won’t pass a more complete technical evaluation
  • Creates 2N negative copies of the reels that meet or exceed the minimum standards as set forth in NDNP project guidelines
  • Performs technical evaluation to assess the quality of the original microfilm, the reduction ratio and the resolution test
  • Assesses the variations in density within images and between exposures and the OCR confidence levels


UNR Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center role in the project

  • Collaborative partner supporting statewide digital initiatives


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