VTDNP Presentations and Tutorials
VTDNP at the Vermont Library Association Conference:On May 21, 2013, VTDNP members Erenst Anip, Birdie MacLennan, Chris Kirby, and Tom McMurdo offer an overview of the project and presented three topics to illustrate the capability of Chronicling America in finding different angles to interesting historical themes in Vermont newspapers of the 19th and early 20th centuries - alongside other states' newspapers covering similar themes or topics. Come see what we find!
VLC presentation, 2013 - ppt
Vermont Newspapers: An Interactive MapAn interactive map of Vermont newspapers digitized by the VTDNP for Chronicling America, developed by Prudence Doherty.
Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Advisory Committee Briefing BookThe purpose of the Briefing Book is to provide information about the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, to guide Advisory Committee members in the selection of newspapers on microfilm to be digitized, and to offer suggestions for other activities that might be pursued by the Advisory Committee. It also includes a tutorial on using Basecamp Project Management software, an essential tool for project communication. The intended audience of this work is VTDNP Advisory Committee members. It may also be of interest to a general audience, and to other state projects embarking on newspaper digitization projects. Compiled by Lorraine Lanius with contributions from members of the Project Management Group, including Prudence Doherty, Paul Donovan, Chris Kirby, Birdie MacLennan, and Tom McMurdo.
VTDNP Briefing Book, 2010-2012 [Phase 1]
VTDNP Briefing Book, 2012-2014 [Phase 2]
Genealogical ResearchUsing Chronicling America and Other Freely Available Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research presented by Tom McMurdo at a meeting of the Genealogical Society of Vermont in South Hero, Vermont, October 20, 2012.
Communication and Outreach StrategiesThis NDNP 2012 Lightning Talk: Promoting the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project to Different Audiences summarizes outreach and communication strategies used in "spreading the news" about the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project. Presented by Tom McMurdo and Birdie MacLennan at the National Digital Newspaper Program Awardee Conference at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC, September 27, 2012.
VTDNP session for Turning Points in American History:Presented by Tom McMurdo on July 26, 2012 as part of an interactive class for the Vermont K-12 teacher professional development program, Turning Points in American History. The presentation examines UVM Libraries resources, walks through a tutorial for searching online newspapers, and poses an interesting research question: Searching online newspapers for K-12 Educators.
VTDNP at NASIG 2012:Two-part presentation, "The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: Starting a State Newspaper Digitization Program." An overview of the VTDNP from planning stages and implementation to the creation of metadata and the transformation of microfilmed newspapers into online searchable content: Part one and Part two.
How to search newspapers:A general audience tutorial for searching Vermont's historical newspapers: finding Great Stuff in Chronicling America and the VTDNP.
Project structure and execution:A more technical overview of the genesis and execution of the project, presented by Project members Chris Kirby, Birdie MacLennan, Prudence Doherty and Tom McMurdo: VTDNP NELA presentation, Oct. 2011.
Pechakucha!:We participated in a "Pechakucha" event at the UVM Fleming Museum on September 15, 2011. Pechakucha is a format where twenty seconds are alloted for twenty slides. The format makes for a fast moving, informative, and entertaining presentation. Here is the VTDNP Pechakucha presentation.
Advisory Committee and Title Selection:This brief eight slide presentation provides an overview of the VTDNP Advisory Committee and Title Selection processes. It was prepared by Birdie MacLennan and delivered by Tom McMurdo at the NDNP Annual Award Meeting in Washington, DC, August 29, 2011:
VTDNP NDNP 2011 Presentation
VTDNP at the Massachusetts Library Association Conference:On April 27, 2011, VTDNP members Chris Kirby and Tom McMurdo joined the Boston Public Library's (BPL) Chrissy Watkins Rissmeyer for a joint presentation on the NDNP and the VTDNP at the Massachusetts Library Association conference. This talk was part of the BPL's efforts to inform interested parties and the public at large about their efforts to join the NDNP as a new state program. It served as an excellent opportunity for us to get the message out about what we are doing here in Vermont, the first NDNP state program in New England. We are hopeful that Massachusetts will join the NDNP this year.
MLA presentation, 2011.