June 19, 2019

Library of Congress Shares Data Visualizations to Celebrate “Chronicling America” Milestone; More Than 15 Million Digitized Pages From Historical Newspapers Now Available

From the Library of Congress:

This week we celebrate an exciting milestone. Chronicling America, the online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, now includes more than 15 million pages! To mark the occasion, we are throwing a #ChronAmParty on Twitter and unveiling a set of interactive data visualizations that help reveal the variety of content available in a corpus of 15 million digitized newspaper pages.

Libraries, historical societies, and other institutions throughout the country have contributed newspapers from their collections to Chronicling America since 2005. This process is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a collaborative program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress. The goal of NDNP is to digitize newspapers from all states and U.S. territories. To date, we have more than 2,800  newspapers from 46 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

Data Visualizations Include:

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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