[PL-Directors] Oregon Digital Newspaper Program title selection announcement

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Thu Nov 7 11:32:02 PST 2013

Posted on behalf of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program

Thank you to many of you for nominating titles for our next phase of digitization for Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP)!

After reviewing over 40 title nominations from public libraries and historical societies across the state, the ODNP advisory board has selected the initial titles for this phase. As part of the National Endowment for Humanities' National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), these titles will be available both on Historic Oregon Newspapers, http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu, and the Library of Congress' Chronicling America, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.

The top 10 selected titles are:

1)      Hood River. Hood River Glacier

2)      Dallas. Polk County Observer

3)      Albany. State Rights Democrat

4)      Salem. Daily Capital Journal/Capital Journal

5)      Pendleton. East Oregonian: E.O.

6)      Roseburg. Douglas Independent/Roseburg Review

7)      Heppner. The Gazette-Times

8)      St. Helens. Oregon Mist

9)      Corvallis. Corvallis Gazette/Corvallis Times/Oregon Union/Union-Gazette

10)   Spray. Spray Courier
 We will begin working through portions of the top 10 titles, assessing conditions for digitization and collecting metadata immediately. Next fall, our advisory board will meet to select the remaining pages for this phase of our NDNP grant, reviewing secondary priority titles and additional pertinent titles that have significant state support.  Secondary priority titles include selections from: Albany, Astoria, Athena, Canby, Condon, Dallas, Echo, Hillsboro, Junction City, La Grande, Lebanon, Portland, Silverton, St. Helens, and Weston.
In addition to our grant project, we're ready and willing to work with you! Historic newspapers digitized through the ODNP are made keyword searchable and freely available to the public online at Historic Oregon Newspapers. With over 3,000 Oregon newspaper titles in the public domain, we have just begun to skim the surface of potential content to be included in the collection. Please contact us for more information if you're interested in helping to put your local newspaper content online and contributing to the valuable public service that the ODNP provides.
Check out over 540,000 historic Oregon newspaper pages already online at: http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu!
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Sheila Rabun
Project Coordinator, Oregon Digital Newspaper Program
University of Oregon Libraries
(541) 346-1859

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