The South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program at the University of South Carolina will be sponsoring several outreach meetings in 2012 to inform the public about this wonderful resource. SC Humanities supported this “digital newspaper roadshow” with a Mini Grant in March 2012.
The SC Digital Newspaper Program makes historic newspapers in South Carolina freely accessible and full-text searchable through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. Over 103,000 South Carolina newspaper images are already available on “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers,” and an additional 100,000 pages are being added through 2013. The archived newspapers can be found here: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/.
Two outreach meetings are scheduled for May 2012. The SC Digital Newspaper Program staff will be in Charleston on May 15, 2012 to give a presentation at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., and they will have a booth at the South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia on Saturday, May 19 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and Sunday, May 20 (12:00 – 4:00 p.m.). Attend these events to learn more about the SC Digital Newspaper Program, how newspapers are selected for digitization, and how to use this fascinating historical resource. Additional outreach meetings are being scheduled, and promotional posters about the SC Digital Newspaper Program will be available in all county libraries.
For more information about the SC Digital Newspaper Program, visit their website at: http://library.sc.edu/digital/newspaper/.
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