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Title:Preservation and Access of Illinois Newspapers
Author(s):Rimkus, Kyle R.; Sroka, Marek; Schlaack, William; Oates, Anna I.
Subject(s):preservation of newspapers
digital library
microfilm preservation
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:These presentations for the 2017 Conference on Illinois History discuss preservation and access of Illinois newspapers, specifically focusing on non-English newspapers published in Chicago. The first section addresses the history of newspaper preservation in libraries, looking into challenges Illinois libraries have faced historically, as well as those they will face in the future as they endeavor to steward a comprehensive record of journalism in print. The second section examines Polish-American newspapers in American and European digital collections and addresses the importance of including Polish-American newspaper content in the Library of Congress Chronicling America database. The third section explores the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and its goal of building an online, fully-searchable database of U.S. newspapers featuring curated digitized content. The final section discusses the 2016-2018 NDNP project at the U of I, evaluating complexities of making non-English content accessible and searchable.
Issue Date:2017-10-31
Citation Info:Rimkus, Kyle, Marek Sroka, William Schlaack, Anna Oates. Conference on Illinois History, 6 October 2017, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL.
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-11-06

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