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October 14, 2011

STA2011 – Tennessee’s Digital Newspaper Project


One of the highlights of the upcoming Society of Tennessee Archivists annual meeting is a session by Louisa Trott, Coordinator for the Tennessee Digital Newspaper Program

Hot Off the Press: An Introduction to the Tennessee Digital Newspaper Project
Presented by Louisa Trott, Coordinator, Tennessee Digital Newspaper Program

The National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress, is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. In 2010 the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee State Library and Archives were awarded funding to digitize 100,000 pages of historic Tennessee newspapers as part of this national project. In July 2011, Tennessee’s first 14,000 pages were added to the Chronicling America Web site where the public can access them for free. Tennessee’s Project Coordinator, Louisa Trott, will provide a background to the project and give a tour of the Chronicling America Website.

Make plans to join us at STA2011 to see this session, and many others. Click here for details.

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