Monday, October 7, 2013

UK Libraries completes NDNP initiative

UK Libraries has concluded our current project with the National Digital Newspaper Program.  Kopana Terry who served as the NDNP Project Director gave a presentation on Newspapers on Microfilm at the annual conference September 11-13 at the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Kopana Terry

 The final NDNP batch was sent to the Library of Congress last week, bringing UK’s total newspaper page count in Chronicling America to roughly 380,000 pages from 78 historic Kentucky newspapers.  Kentucky has contributed more titles and more pages than any other state.  The last two titles submitted were Louisa’s Big Sandy News and Kopana’s hometown paper, West Liberty's Licking Valley Courier.

Chronicling America currently houses 6.6 million newspaper pages from 38 states and U.S. Territories. UK Libraries was one of six original awardees in the NEH initiative.  UK Libraries received an unprecedented four awards spanning 2005-2013.

The meta|morphosis seminars were developed by UK Libraries as a result of our pioneering in-house film-to-digital process that has guided most current awardee states into the program.  As new participants come aboard throughout the country they agree to use meta|morphosis online as their learning center. UK Libraries is proud to host this valuable teaching resource found here: 

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