Remembering Birdie MacLennan
With immense sadness, we write to inform of the loss of our Director and Principal Investigator, Birdie MacLennan. Without Birdie’s leadership, expertise, dedication, and passion for Vermont’s history and its historic newspapers, our project would not be the great success that it is today.
Please join us in celebrating Birdie’s life, contributions, and achievements. She will be greatly missed.
Vermont Department of Libraries Newsletter, April 2013:
This brief article offers a summary of Phase 1 (2010-2012) accomplishments and titles available on Chronicling America.
It also introduces VTDNP-Phase 2 Project Librarian, Erenst Anip.
129K Historical VT Newspaper Pages Now Freely Available
Brattleboro Reformer, March 19, 2013:
Jerry Carbone, Director of the Brooks Memorial Library, contributes an article congratulating the Reformer on its centennial anniversary and reflects on historical newspaper preservation and access initiatives in Vermont and at the Library of Congress:
On newspapers, history and the Reformer.
Times Argus (Montpelier, VT), May 6, 2012:
Times Argus Reporter Keith Vance’s front page story about the VTDNP:
Old Vt. newspapers, first draft of history, go digital.
Burlington Free Press, Sept. 8, 2011:
Tim Johnson’s overview of the VTDNP:
Old newspapers enter digital age.
Vermont Digger, July 28, 2011:
Taylor Dobbs on the VTDNP:
From the archives to digitized: Historic Vermont newspapers get new lease on life online
Vermont Department of Libraries Newsletter, April 2011:
A snapshot of NDNP National Coordinator Deb Thomas’s visit and presentation at UVM Special Collections.
The National Digital Newspaper Program
Vermont Department of Libraries Newsletter, March 2011:
Vermont Department of Libraries Newsletter, December 2010:
History Connections: Vermont Historical Society News & Notes, Vol. 5, no. 1 (Fall 2010), p. 4:
Vermont Department of Libraries Newsletter, August 2010:
A synopsis of the Vermont delegation presence at the 2010 NDNP awardee meeting and meeting with Senator Leahy in Washington, DC.
Digitizing Vermont’s Historic Newspapers
Times Argus, July 19, 2010:
Addison County Independent, Sept. 16, 2010:
John Flowers talks with the VTDNP’s Chris Kirby about Ilsley Public Library’s role as a project partner in the VTDNP:
Ilsley helps preserve Vt. history.