Newspaper Digitization: NEH Announces Guidelines for 2015 NDNP Awards
From the Library of Congress:
The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) guidelines for 2015 are now available online. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 15, 2015.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is soliciting proposals from institutions wishing to participate in the NDNP. Applications are due January 15, 2015. Program awardees participate in the creation of a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 in U.S. states and territories. Each award supports a 2-year project to digitally convert 100,000 newspaper pages from that state’s collections, primarily from microfilm negative. Titles may be printed in Danish, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish or Swedish.
NEH intends to support projects in all states and U.S. territories, provided that sufficient funds allocated for this purpose are available. One organization within each U.S. state or territory will receive an award to collaborate with relevant state partners in this effort.
The program provides access to this resource through the Chronicling America web site, hosted by the Library of Congress (LC). The site currently includes more than 8.1 million newspaper pages in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, from more than 1400 titles digitized by institutions in 32 states.
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