Here at SCDNP, we are proud to be a member of the National Digital Newspaper Program, a nationwide project that currently supports 36 states and territories digitizing historic newspapers and enhancing the way we see our nation’s history. Like us, many of these statewide projects not only contribute digitized newspaper images to Chronicling America, they also spend time creating added value resources such as LibGuides, podcasts, instructional videos, and blogs (just to name a few!). Over the next several weeks, we thought we would take some time to put the spotlight on some of these great resources from our fellow NDNP partners around the country.
Hawai’i Digital Newspaper Project
Since 2008, the University of Hawai’i at Manoa has been digitizing their state’s historic newspapers as part of NDNP. In addition, they have developed several resources highlighting the content in Hawaii’s newspapers. A few of these resources include a blog where they highlight unique articles and advertisements as well as post program updates; an excellent subject guide with tips for searching newspapers and topic guides; and a Flickr page with some fun and interesting images from Hawaii’s newspapers.
Texas Digital Newspaper Project
Hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries, this state project began working as an NDNP member in 2007. Since that time, they have built upon the NDNP foundation and have worked with institutions across Texas to create their own digital newspaper repository representing the entirety of the state. Through The Portal to Texas History, TDNP makes their newspapers freely available, and in February 2013, they reached the awe-inspiring milestone of digitizing over 1 million newspaper pages! Check out their blog to learn more about their project and view all of their newspapers in the Portal.
Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project
The Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project is a joint effort between the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the University of Tennessee and has been a part of NDNP since 2010. Tennessee keeps up a great blog that not only highlights content such as articles and ads, but also looks at all things newspaper-related such as these recent posts about newsies and typesetting. Check out their whole blog to read these and other great posts!
Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we continue to highlight some of the great work happening across the country by member institutions of the National Digital Newspaper Program. Read Part 1 of this series here.