Kopana Terry, oral history archivist in the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, will represent UK Libraries at the September conference, “Beyond NDNP: Planning for Collaborative Federated Newspaper Digitization.” The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a joint project between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Begun in 2005, the program supports digitization of out-of-copyright (pre-1923) newspapers from across the U.S.
NEH has awarded grants to universities, state libraries, and historical societies. As digitization of newspapers moves forward, new opportunities for integrating collections and creating access are being planned. UK Libraries is at the forefront of these new collaborative efforts to preserve and utilize newspaper archives.