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*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 presentation.

The presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information, 
call 802-656-1493 or email [log in to unmask]

-- 
Prudence Doherty
Public Services Librarian
Special Collections
Bailey/Howe Library
University of Vermont
538 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405
802-656-1493