[Libs-Or] The ACRL Oregon Award for Excellence 2011 goes to ...

Robin Paynter robinpaynter at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 15:15:56 PDT 2011

This year’s award winner is the *UO Libraries’ Oregon Digital Newspaper
Program (ODNP)*.  ODNP is recognized for the program’s positive impact on
Oregon libraries and residents in digitizing historic Oregon newspaper
content and making it freely available to the public through a
keyword-searchable database.

The ODNP resource, offers users access to more than 180,000 pages of content
from 31 Oregon newspapers dating from 1846 to 1922.  Samples of historical
research by public users include such varied topics as the 1905 World’s Fair
in Portland, Hawaiians in Oregon, bicycling, tattoos, salmon, and even
peanut butter can be found on the ODNP blog.

ACRL-Oregon commends this team for their initiative in pursuing grant money
to assist in funding the project and their commitment to making searchable
historic content more widely accessible.

ODNP is funded through a combination of grants from the *Library Services &
Technology Act (LSTA)*, the *National Endowment for the Humanities*,
the *Oregon
Cultural Trust*, and the *Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association*.

*Karen Estlund*, Associate Professor and Head of Digital Library Services at
the University of Oregon, will accept the award on behalf of the team at the
ACRL Oregon & Washington Joint Fall Conference 2011.

The project database is available now in beta form (


The annual ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence recognizes an individual or
group who achieves excellence in the field by significantly improving Oregon
academic libraries or librarianship.

*Think you know someone that deserves recognition? Send in a submission next
year for the 2012 award!*
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