Last month, our project librarian, Erenst Anip, traveled to the infinitely warmer climate of Jakarta, Indonesia, where he gave two presentations regarding newspaper digitization and outreach hosted the US Embassy in Jakarta on the 18th and 19th of February.
Today, August 29, 2014, marks the last working day of VTDNP Phase 2. Vermont now have 243,952 pages digitized and made available online on Chronicling America. We have approximately 10,000 more pages under review before being added to the website. We will be in Phase 3 starting next work day (September 2, 2014) and working towards digitizing another 100,000 pages of Vermont historic newspapers. Last but not least, we would like to thank everyone involved so far for their support and energy. Have a great Labor Day weekend!
On Tuesday, August 12, VTDNP Project Librarian, Erenst Anip and Digital Support Specialist, Karyn Norwood went to Middlebury, VT to attend a meeting of the Cultural Heritage Professional Gathering (CHPG) at the Ilsley Public Library. There, Erenst & Karyn gave a pecha-kucha format presentation (20 slides at 20 seconds each) about VTDNP and Chronicling America in front of 25 cultural heritage professionals coming from Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. In addition, Erenst & Karyn got to visit one of VTDNP’s state partner, the Ilsley Public Library, and Chris Kirby, one of our Project Management Group member.
Chronicling America has surpassed 8 million pages available!
FREELY ACCESSIBLE & SEARCHABLE are over 8 million pages (and counting) of historical American newspapers published between 1836 and 1922: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Visit our VTDNP website to learn more about the Vermont component of Chronicling America.
Good news everyone!
18,000 more pages of Vermont newspapers were just added to Chronicling America! Currently, there are 224,000 pages (52 titles, 1 in French, 1 in Italian) of Vermont newspapers in Chronicling America. The latest addition includes the following titles (click on the masthead or text to access the newspaper):
Read more about it!