Just published in the journal Library Resources & Technical Services: “The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project and the National Digital Newspaper Program,” by Tom McMurdo, past Project Librarian (currently Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Vermont Department of Libraries), and Birdie MacLennan, Director of VTDNP and Resource Description and Analysis Services at Bailey/Howe Library (UVM).
This article provides a detailed overview of the VTDNP as a state partner in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Institutional partnerships and the engagement of committed individuals serve as a foundation to the VTDNP and provide an avenue to expand state-wide infrastructures to accommodate large-scale microfilm-to-digital conversion and preservation efforts. Through collaboration and outreach, project partners select and digitize historical newspapers on microfilm that were published between 1836 and 1922. The content is archived by LC and made freely available through the website Chronicling America. A detailed bibliography is included.
Read the article directly here: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/VTDNP_in_LRTS_v57n3_2013July.pdf
Or, view it through our website: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/presentations.html
“The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project and the National Digital Newspaper Program,” by Tom McMurdo and Birdie MacLennan. Library Resources & Technical Services, 53, no.3 (July 2013): 148-163.