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Friday, 3rd June 2005

New Web Site, National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)

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Newspapers--United States--Digitization
Source: Library of Congress
New Web Site, National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)
"The Library of Congress is pleased to announce a new Web site, http://www.loc.gov/ndnp, providing an overview and technical specifications for the development phase of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). This program, a partnership between the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of all U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and digitization of select historic pages. An initial development phase will run through 2007, and will include content from 6 NEH state awardees (University of California, Riverside; University of Florida Libraries, Gainesville; University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington; New York Public Library, New York City; University of Utah, Salt Lake City; and Library of Virginia, Richmond) providing 100,000 pages each of historic material published between 1900-1910. In addition, the Library of Congress will contribute 100,000 pages from its own historic collections, representing the District of Columbia."
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The New Yorker--Digitization
Source: NY Times
80 Years of The New Yorker to Be Offered in Disc Form
"The New Yorker, the weekly magazine that started as "a hectic book of gossip, cartoons and facetiae," as Louis Menand once wrote, and has evolved into a citadel of narrative nonfiction and investigative reporting, will publish its entire 80-year archives on searchable computer discs this fall."
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PATRIOT Act
Source: NPR
Washington Library Tested by Patriot Act
"Congress is considering whether to renew parts of the USA Patriot Act that are due to expire soon, including a provision that allows library records to be turned over to law enforcement. As part of our continuing coverage of the Patriot Act, Larry Abramson has this report on a library system in northwestern Washington state that had its ethics tested when the FBI came to call."
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Scholarly Publishing
Source: SPARC
The April/May 2005 Issue of SPARC E-News is Now Available

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