Thursday, April 21, 5:00 pm
Special Collections Reading Room
Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington
Deborah Thomas, Program Coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Library of Congress, will talk about the effort to digitize historically significant newspapers from all over the United States and make them freely available through “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers,” a web site hosted by the Library of Congress.
In 2010 the University of Vermont of Vermont Libraries was awarded an NDNP grant to support the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project. The UVM Libraries and the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Ilsley Public Library of Middlebury, and the Vermont Historical Society will digitize up to 100,000 pages of Vermont newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. The digitized newspapers will be available to the public via “Chronicling America.”
Staff from the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, including Project Director Birdie MacLennan and Project Librarian Tom McMurdo, will talk about the Vermont project following Deborah Thomas’s presentation.