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New web site--National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)

From: Laura Gottesman <lgot<-a>
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2005
The Library of Congress is pleased to announce a new Web site,
<URL:>, providing an overview and technical
specifications for the development phase of the National Digital
Newspaper Program (NDNP). This program, a partnership between the
National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of
Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based,
searchable database of all U.S. newspapers with descriptive
information and digitization of select historic pages.  Supported by
NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently
maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH grant program will
fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states
and territories.

An initial development phase will run through 2007, and will include
content from 6 NEH state awardees (University of California,
Riverside; University of Florida Libraries, Gainesville; University
of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington; New York Public Library, New York
City; University of Utah, Salt Lake City; and Library of Virginia,
Richmond) providing 100,000 pages each of historic material
published between 1900-1910. In addition, the Library of Congress
will contribute 100,000 pages from its own historic collections,
representing the District of Columbia.

Program information for the National Digital Newspaper Program is
available from the Library of Congress's Preservation Web site
<URL:> .

Please direct any questions regarding this Web site to the LC NDNP
program contacts at ndnptech<-a t->loc< . >gov.

Laura Gottesman
Reference Specialist
Digital Reference Team
The Library of Congress

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