Friday, May 20, 2011

Some Good News from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress made the following announcement this afternoon regarding Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers:

Last week, the Library of Congress updated the Chronicling America Web site with more than 230,000 additional newspaper pages in various titles. The site now provides access to more than 3.7 million searchable newspaper pages from 506 newspaper titles, published in 22 states and the District of Columbia between 1860 and 1922 .

Chronicling America is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.... Read more about it!

Nice to hear, on a day when Google announced the demise of their Newspaper Digitization Project.

Additionally, they are working on a new look for the web site, and are giving users a chance to try the beta version. Frankly, I like it. Give it a try, and see what you think!

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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Taneya said...

so glad to see this! papers from TN will be going online within the next couple of years too. I like the beta version myself also - I've been playing with it for the past couple of months. Thanks for the post.

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing this good news, Elizabeth. I'll look again and see if they have newspapers from my areas of research. I hope! Very sad about google newspapers....

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Glad you both found this useful! The LOC's selection of states is a little small, but hopefully they will continue to add more as their project progresses.