Newspaper Interest Group at ALA Maureen Hady 20 Jan 2009 15:00 UTC


Newspaper Interest Group

Saturday, January 24, 2009.

1:30-3:30 pm

Colorado Convention Center, Room 706

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Please join us to learn about state, national, and international efforts
to preserve and provide on-line access to historical newspapers.


We are very happy to have noted author Jennifer 8. Lee as our guest
speaker. Ms. Lee is the author of the best selling Fortune Cookie
Chronicles and she will talk about her use of current and historical
newspaper resources-both analog and digital-while researching her book.
We may even find out the truth about Gen. Tso's Chicken!

But there's more:

Teri Sierra, Assistant Chief - Serials and Government Publications
Division, the Library of Congress, will provide an update on what's
going on at the Library of Congress in the realm of newspaper
preservation and access.

Barbara Paulson, Senior Program Officer, the Division of Preservation
and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will report on
NEH activities as they related to newspapers. Colleagues may be
particularly curious to hear the latest on the NDNP.

Iris Haney, President, Unlimited Priorities, will provide some exciting
news about the future release of Accessible Archives' new digital
edition of the Virginia Gazette.

Mary McCarthy of the Colorado Virtual Library at the Colorado State
Library will provide a brief description of newspaper activities in the
Colorado region.

Carolyn Ciesla, ICON Program Coordinator, Center for Research Libraries,
will provide a brief update on the ICON project as well as CRL's work
with NewsBank and the World Newspaper Archive digitization efforts.

I hope there will be time to hear from our colleagues attending the
meeting about activities related to newspaper preservation and access.

And everyone is encouraged to discuss local, national, and international
newspaper initiatives.

-Errol S. Somay, Chair.

errol s.somay
virginia newspaper project
digital newspaper project
the library of virginia
richmond, va 23219