August 20, 2014

Austin Peay State University (Tennessee) Launches Digital Archive of School Newspapers Back to 1930

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From Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee:

Anyone interested in catching a glimpse of what the APSU [Austin Peay State University] campus was like over the years can now use a valuable new tool available through the University’s Felix G. Woodward Library’s digital collection. For the last few months, APSU associate professor of library administration Gina Garber and Scott Shumate, APSU digital services assistant, have worked to digitize and make available all editions of The All State student newspaper. Two student workers, Kyle Nelson and Edd Garcia, also assisted on the project.

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The Library and the APSU Office of Student Affairs contributed in purchasing the CONTENTdm software and server. Now, anyone can peruse back issues of The All State by visiting http://digital-library.apsu.edu.

The first portion of this project, which was recently completed, contains 1,158 issues of the newspaper from 1930 to 1988. The remainder of the volumes from 1989 until the present is being added as quickly as possible.

Direct to Digital Newspaper Archive

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