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.
At the UVM Libraries Staff & Faculty Development Committee brown bag lunch talk on November 14, 2013, Birdie and Erenst share their experience at the pre-conference, conference and Singapore in general. It was fun to share our experiences in Singapore. Read more about it!
Slideshow of the presentation in pdf format is available on VTDNP Outreach webpage along with our presentation slides at the IFLA conference: https://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/presentations.html
Theme: Start Spreading the News!
Date: 4-5 February 2014
Venue: FamilySearch Headquarters, Salt Lake City, Utah
As shown by surveys conducted by the National Library of Australia, the California Digital Newspaper Collection, the Cambridge Public Library, and others, historical newspapers are an important source of information for genealogists. Not coincidentally, the IFLA International Newspaper Conference will be held just prior to the 2014RootsTech Family History and Technology Conference on February 6-8. We encourage authors and conference attendees to consider attending RootsTech as well as the International Newspaper Conference.
The IFLA Newspapers Section is currently seeking papers on or about outreach and marketing strategies for using or promoting online newspaper content, text mining, users of newspaper content, and use of news content for research purposes or as primary sources for historical or contemporary themes for its upcoming United States-hosted conference.
Please see here for further details.
Our friends at the Arizona Digital Newspaper Project blogged about the annual National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference. We’ll have our own recap very soon!
VTDNP Project Director, Birdie MacLennan and Project Librarian, Erenst Anip will continue extend their time in Singapore to attend IFLA World Library and Information Congress,79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly from 17-23 August.
Erenst will also be presenting his paper “Bringing the past to the people: outreach efforts and value-added content for chronicling America in Hawaii and Vermont” in session 153 on August 20th, 2013.
Birdie will begin a four year appointment (2013-2017) from the IFLA Governing Board as a member of the Newspapers Section Standing Committee and will be attending related meetings and forums. You can read more about the Newspapers Section here: https://www.ifla.org/about-the-newspapers-section