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Old News, New Readers: Making Florida Newspaper Collections Accessible Training (English)

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Title:
Old News, New Readers: Making Florida Newspaper Collections Accessible Training (English)
Series Title:
LSTA 2020-21 Grant Programming
Creator:
Dinsmore, Chelsea
Durant, Fletcher
Hines, April
Publisher:
UF Libraries
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Language:
English
Physical Description:
Video Presentation

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Abstract:
Re-Discover the Florida Digital Newspaper Library! This one hour presentation, offered by University of Florida librarians, will feature sections on: an overview of the process and need for converting microfilm to digital; a history and survey of newly added papers from your region and across the state, 1870-1927; a tutorial on how to access these materials: searching, viewing results, saving images; and a question and answer session. Learn what's new with this valuable resource for librarians, teachers, historians, genealogists, and more. ( English )
Acquisition:
Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Chelsea Dinsmore.
Funding:
The Library Services and Technology Act grant (Old News, New Readers: Making Florida Newspaper collections accessible through digitization and training) enabled the digitization of these new materials and the creation of this training session.

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University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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The author dedicated the work to the Commons by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law and all related or neighboring legal rights he or she had in the work, to the extent allowable by law.

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Making Florida Newspaper Collections Available to All 1 Pre Survey link: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lxB2zFuiqqmt5I

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2 Fletcher Durant Conservation and Preservation University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries April Hines Journalism and Mass Communications Librarian University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries Chelsea Dinsmore Digital Support Services University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries

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3 This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of LSTA program is administered by the and Information Services

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Overview Pre Survey Moving forward with Microfilm Florida Digital Newspaper Library Project How to Use the FDNL Questions and Comments 4

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1. Microfilm Moving forward to save the past 5

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Microfilm at the University of Florida 6

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17,453 master reels of newspapers 65 counties 8116 reels of Florida newspapers 7

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Digital 2005 Present FDNL and CNDL founded in 2005 Print 1905 Present Microfilm 1930s 2008 UF microfilmed newspapers from across Florida, Latin America, and Africa. 8

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Digital 2005 Present FDNL and CNDL founded in 2005 Print 1905 Present Microfilm 1930s 2008 UF microfilmed newspapers from across Florida, Latin America, and Africa. 9 Print to Digital

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Digital 2005 Present FDNL and CNDL founded in 2005 Print 1905 Present Microfilm 1930s 2008 UF microfilmed newspapers from across Florida, Latin America, and Africa. 10 Print to Digital Digital

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Digitization is Access + Preservation cellulose acetate deterioration puts older microfilm collections at risk 11 Daniel D. Teoli Jr. CC BY SA 4.0

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From the Library Stacks to the Web Digitization of out of copyright newspapers allows for patrons to access historic newspapers from anywhere. 12

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Digitization Outputs .TIFF, .JPEG, .JP2000, .PDF, .TXT OCR text files and PDFs Fully searchable and viewable 13

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Front to Back Preservation and Access Scanned files enter the UF Digital Collections and the UF storage infrastructure to ensure long term preservation. 14

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2 . Florida Digital Newspaper Library Project 15

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16 https://ufdc.ufl.edu/

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ufdc.ufl.edu/fdnl1 The Florida Digital Newspaper Library exists to provide access to the history of Florida news. All of the over 2.9 million pages of historic through current Florida newspapers in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library are openly and freely available to read and search. The Florida Digital Newspaper Library builds on the work done in microfilm within the Florida Newspaper Project 17 .

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922 Florida newspapers All 67 counties 2,901,731 pages 18

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19 Why?

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Why? A shrinking number of working microfilm readers around the state The journalistic history of Florida, as far back as the 1880s, is unevenly presented in current the FDNL. 20

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Why? Why should we reformat this content? 21

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Why? Full text searching Searching across titles Access to the text files for data mining 22

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Why? But, who reads old newspapers? 23

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Why? But, who reads old newspapers? Total # of views 307,880,268 Students Genealogists 24

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Making Florida News Accessible Convert 200,000 images from microfilm 33 titles, representing 15 Florida counties trainings 25

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Selection Criteria for 2020 21 Focus on counties with limited FDNL coverage Focus on longer runs to the extent possible. 15 counties and 33 titles Bay, Brevard, Citrus, De Soto, Duval, Escambia, Hernando, Leon, Manatee, Orange, Palm Beach, Polk, St. Johns, St. Lucie, and Volusia 26

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New and Expanded Titles Include Manatee River Journal Arcadia Daily News Florida Dispatch Lakeland Morning Star Panama City Pilot Hernando News Crystal River News 27

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How to use FDNL April Hines 28

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Next Steps for FDNL 29

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Questions or Comments? Chelsea Dinsmore chelseaz@ufl.ed Fletcher Durant fdurant@ufl.edu April Hines aprhine@uflib.ufl.edu 30