The National Digital Newspaper Program
Thursday, April 21, 5:00 pm.
Special Collections Reading Room
Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington
Deborah Thomas, Program Coordinator for the National Digital
Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Library of Congress, will talk about
the effort to digitize historically significant newspapers from all
over the United States and make them freely available through
"Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers," a web site
hosted by the Library of Congress.
In 2010 the University of Vermont of Vermont Libraries was awarded
an NDNP grant to support the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project. The
UVM Libraries and the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Ilsley
Public Library of Middlebury, and the Vermont Historical Society
will digitize up to 100,000 pages of Vermont newspapers published
between 1836 and 1922. The digitized newspapers will be available to
the public via "Chronicling America."
Staff from the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, including Project
Director Birdie MacLennan and Project Librarian Tom McMurdo, will
talk about the Vermont project following Deborah Thomas’s
The presentation is free and open to the public. For more
information, call 802-656-1493 or email [log in to unmask].
Public Services Librarian
University of Vermont
538 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405