This free webinar, designed for library staff but open to all, illustrates the power of digitization through a close look at South Carolina's Digital Newspaper Project. Hosted by the SC State Library with presenters, Craig Keeney, Virginia Pierce, and Santi Thompson.

Date: Friday, March 30, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) makes historic newspapers in South Carolina fully accessible and full-text searchable through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC). In 2009, the University of South Carolina Libraries received a National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant from NEH to digitize South Carolina newspapers from 1860 to 1922. During that time, SCDNP digitized 103,352 newspaper images. Users can access these newspapers from Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, hosted by LC. In 2011, SCDNP received funding in from NEH to digitize an additional 100,000 pages from 1836 to 1922. These images will be made available via Chronicling America once they are submitted to LC.

For more information, visit library.sc.edu/digital/newspaper/

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