Digital Collections: “Introducing Massachusetts Newspapers on Chronicling America”
Since the website was established in 2007, the Chronicling America collection of digitized historic newspapers has continuously grown through the contributions of state partners participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The collection now contains over 20 million pages from more than 3,900 newspaper titles. And we are excited to say that all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are participating.
The Boston Public Library (BPL) in Massachusetts joined the NDNP in 2021 and is one of our newest partners. The following interview provides details about their decision process in selecting newspapers spanning nearly 200 years of American history – beginning with the birth of the United States as a nation in the 1770s – and what they’ve learned along the way. Read further to discover some search strategies.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.