Project Director (Birdie MacLennan), Project Librarian (Erenst Anip), and Digital Support Specialist (Karyn Norwood) will be attending the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP) Awardee Meeting, September 11-13 in Washington DC.
Karyn will have a poster presentation:
Bennington Opera House: Early 20th Century Entertainment in Rural Vermont
Through the lens of historic newspaper advertisements and articles, I delved into the history of a rural Vermont town’s opera house in the early twentieth century.
Erenst will do a lightning talk:
[Still] Bringing the Past to the People
Following up last year’s topic on ‘Outreach, value added content, and utilizing Chronicling America in Hawai’i’ and now Vermont. This presentation was originally done at the recent IFLA WLIC 2013 in Singapore. The NDNP version will include a recap of what we have learned.
Birdie will also do a lightning talk:
Newspapers in a Global Microcosm: Updates & Activities from IFLA
An overview and summary of IFLA Newspapers Section activities from the 2013 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Singapore — including highlights from the Newspapers Section main conference programme and from the Satellite pre-conference developed in collaboration with the IFLA Genealogical and Local History Section (GENLOC). NDNP was well represented. IFLA is also planning a mid-year international newspaper conference for February 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additional details will be forthcoming. The Call for Papers is now available.
More on these presentations after the meeting.