July 2010 Progress

SCDNP completed an important milestone in the program.

SCDNP staff submitted Batch A to the Library of Congress for inclusion in Chronicling America.   If accepted by LC, the batch will be ingested and made publicly available in September.  The batch contains newspaper titles for the Columbia Phoenix and its subsequent titles. More information will be provided once the material is available in Chronicling America.

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June 2010 Progress

June brought several developments for the SCDNP program.

We sent two batches to the vendor.

Batch E has approximately 9892 images and covers three newspaper titles, including: Anderson intelligencer, Anderson daily intelligencer, and Intelligencer.

Batch F has approximately 9890 images and covers two newspaper titles, including: The watchman and southron [Sumter, S.C.] and Charleston Daily News.

The vendor also returned Batch A for verification.  Once sent to the Library of Congress, we anticipate seeing newspapers from Batch A in Chronicling America by the end of the year.

Here is a preview of what is to come for Batch A:

The image is from page one of the January 23, 1868 issue of The Daily Phoenix [Columbia, S.C.].  Select the image to see a larger view.

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April 2010 Progress

SCDNP sent two batches to the vendor.

Batch C has approximately 9889 images and covers three newspaper titles, including: The daily phoenix, The tri-weekly phoenix, and Anderson intelligencer.

Batch D has approximately 9966 images and covers three newspaper titles, including: The Charleston daily news, The Sumter watchman, and The watchman and southron.

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March 2010 Progress

SCDNP sent two batches to the vendor.

Batch A has approximately 9973 images and covers five different newspaper titles, including: Columbia phoenix (2 different versions), Columbia daily phoenix, The daily phoenix, and Tri-weekly phoenix.

Batch B has approximately 9713 images and covers one newspaper title: The Charleston daily news.

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SCDNP in the News

Over the past months, SCDNP has gained attention from newspapers around the state.  See the following links for coverage of the program:

1. “USC at Leading Edge of Newspaper, Film Digitization,” The Free-Times (Columbia, S.C.)

2. “Project will put history before vast audience,” The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, S.C.)

3. “Read all about it,” The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)

4. “Old issues of 21 S.C. papers going online,” The Sumter Item (Sumter, S.C.)

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