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National Digital Newspapers Program

Digital access to historic newspapers is key to patron research!

A recent federal grant awarded to the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) and the Providence Public Library (PPL) will greatly expand the number of Rhode Island newspaper titles freely available statewide while ensuring the preservation of these invaluable resources.

RIHS and PPL partnered and received a grant from the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities "National Digital Newspapers Program" to participate in the Chronicling America newspaper project. Several historic Rhode Island newspapers have already been digitized by various Rhode Island libraries. But RIHS and PPL are excited to support digitization of all of Rhode Island’s historic newspaper content.

During this program the grant’s Project Managers will present an overview of the project including selection criteria, project goals and processes. Following the presentation, they will lead a group conversation about current and future historic newspaper access across the state.

The Rhode Island Historical Society's Aldrich House is located at 110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906. Street parking is available.

If any reasonable accommodation is needed to ensure equal access or participation, contact the Office of Library and Information Services at (401) 574-9300 not less than three (3) business days in advance of the meeting or program date. More advanced notice is highly advisable.

Date:
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
RIHS Aldrich House
Presenter(s):
Phoebe S. Bean, RI Historical Society; Kate Wells and Jordon Goffin, Providence Public Library
Event Type:
OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
  Trends & Special Topics > Special Collection Roundtable  

Event Organizer

Donna DiMichele

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