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Libraries receive $325,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant award ( National Digital Newspaper Program 2013 )...

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00016969/00001

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Title: Libraries receive $325,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant award ( National Digital Newspaper Program 2013 ) New Release
Physical Description: Press release
Language: English
Creator: Hood, Barbara
Reakes, Patrick
Vargas-Betancourt, Margarita
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: 2013

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Abstract: News release or press release from September 3, 2013 on the collaborative grant award to the George A. Smathers Libraries and University of Puerto Rico, with news release for distribution through UF. The news release covers the recently awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize approximately 100,000 pages of historic newspapers. The $325,000 NEH grant will provide funding support for the “Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project”, which is part of the state's and territory's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
System ID: AA00016969:00001

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00016969/00001

Material Information

Title: Libraries receive $325,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant award ( National Digital Newspaper Program 2013 ) New Release
Physical Description: Press release
Language: English
Creator: Hood, Barbara
Reakes, Patrick
Vargas-Betancourt, Margarita
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: 2013

Notes

Abstract: News release or press release from September 3, 2013 on the collaborative grant award to the George A. Smathers Libraries and University of Puerto Rico, with news release for distribution through UF. The news release covers the recently awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize approximately 100,000 pages of historic newspapers. The $325,000 NEH grant will provide funding support for the “Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project”, which is part of the state's and territory's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
System ID: AA00016969:00001


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Libraries receive $325,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant award Barbara Hood September 3, 2013 The George A. Smathers Libraries were recently awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize approximately 100,000 pages of historic newspapers. The rto Rico Digital Newspaper Project which is part of the state's and territory's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Led by project director Patrick Reakes and co director Margarita Varg as Betancourt, the project is a collabo ration between the Smathers Libraries and the library at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras. It will provide a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 from Florida and Puerto Rico The comple ted project will provide free, internet based access to newspapers that are currently available only on aging microfilm. The digitized papers will be available through the Library of Congress Chronicling America ( http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ ), the University of Florida Libraries Florida Digital Newspaper Library ( http://ufdc.ufl.edu/fdnl1 ), and the Biblioteca Digital Puertorriquea at the University of Puerto Rico ( http://bibliotecadigital.uprrp.edu/cdm/ ). In support of the grant, Dr. James Cusick, curator of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the existing database of online newspapers. It ensures more complete coverage of the 19th century for Florida while laying a strong groundwork for digital versions of expanded newspaper coverage that occurred as Florida entered its first major boom period of development, population growth and expansion in the first The National Endowment for the Humanities: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources