The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project produced a short video (about 7 minutes) that details the processes and function of our work. The video includes interviews with users and lots of interesting historical newspaper content. Check it out:
We would like to gratefully acknowledge our three interview subjects for “The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: Making Historical Newspapers Available on the Web”: Justin Baldassare, recent graduate of the UVM History Program, Sylvia Bugbee, researcher, historian, and Reference Specialist at UVM Special Collections, and Abby McGowan, UVM History Professor.
Most of the credit for the video goes to Sally Blanchard, (now former) Digital Support Specialist for the VTDNP. Sally conceived, directed, and assembled the video. Sally spent her last few hours with the VTDNP showing her dedication to the project by putting the finishing touches on the video before she moved on to a position with the Vermont State Archives. UVM Reference Librarian Daisy Benson was a big part of the project, not the least of which was the idea for making a video in the first place! I also had a little part in making the video as well.
I hope you will check it out and share it with friends that may be curious about historical newspapers.
- Tom McMurdo