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PJ-50070-10
Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One
Jeffrey Marshall, University of Vermont

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PJ-50070-10

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: Vermont historical newspapers online at the Library of Congress. (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: Vermont historical newspapers online at the Library of Congress.
Abstract: Birdie MacLennan, Tom McMurdo, and Prudence Doherty participated in the Fleming Museum’s “PechaKucha Night” – a benefit for victims of Hurricane Irene, giving a “pechakucha” style presentation: 20 slides with an allotment of 20 seconds per slide providing a fun, fast-paced overview of NDNP and VTDNP for the general public. There were about 75-100 people in attendance.
Author: Birdie MacLennan
Author: Tom McMurdo
Author: Prudence Doherty
Date: 09/15/2012
Location: The Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/VTDNP_PechaKucha.pdf
Primary URL Description: PechaKucha presentation.
Secondary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/publicity/PechaKucha2011-09-15.jpg
Secondary URL Description: PechaKucha Night vol. 4, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, scanned image of program (jpg).

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (Web Resources)
Title: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project
Author: Tom McMurdo, website design
Author: K. Heather Kennedy, banner and logo designs
Author: content contributors: B. MacLennan, T. McMurdo, N. Blake, D. McShane
Abstract: The VTDNP website was launched in September 2011 to provide an overview of the project in the context of the National Digital Newspaper Program. Its development is ongoing. In the process of launching the VTDNP web site, we took down the long-standing web pages of the USNP-Vermont Newspaper Project (VTNP), folding some of the more popular pages about “Newspaper History in Vermont” and “Project History” into the new design.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/

Finding Great Stuff in Chronicling America and the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (Web Resources)
Title: Finding Great Stuff in Chronicling America and the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project
Author: Tom McMurdo
Abstract: A general audience tutorial for searching Vermont's historical newspapers on Chronicling America.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/SFDC_tom_slides.pdf

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project [blog] (Blog Post)
Title: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project [blog]
Author: Tom McMurdo
Abstract: The VTDNP is designed to offer regular updates on project news, activities and content as project staff navigate the process of converting historical newspapers on microfilm to fully searchable digital images. The blog was launched on February 7, 2011 and is updated regularly.
Date: 02/07/2011
Primary URL: http://vtdnp.wordpress.com/

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Advisory Committee Briefing Book, Phase 1 (2010-2012) (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Advisory Committee Briefing Book, Phase 1 (2010-2012)
Author: with contributions from members of the VTDNP Project Management Group
Author: Lorraine Lanius, compiler
Abstract: The purpose of the briefing book is to provide information about the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, to guide Advisory Committee members in the selection of newspapers on microfilm to be digitized, and to offer suggestions for other activities the committee might pursue. It also includes a tutorial on using Basecamp Project Management software, an essential tool for project communication. The intended audience of this work is VTDNP Advisory Committee members. It may also be interesting to a general audience, or to other NDNP state projects. The Briefing Book is modeled on the Minnesota Digital Newspaper Project's Advisory Board Briefing Book, graciously shared with us by Anne Levin of the Minnesota Historical Society.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/VTDNP-BriefingBookRev20110426.pdf
Primary URL Description: Direct link to the Advisory Committee Briefing Book via the VTDNP web site. Briefing Book last revised, Apr. 26, 2011.
Audience: Undergraduate
Audience: K - 12

Historic newspapers to go digital (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Historic newspapers to go digital
Writer: Bianca Slota
Producer: WCAX News
Abstract: This video and related article on aired on July 15, 2010 on WCAX, a state-wide Vermont news station. It features commentary from project director, Birdie MacLennan, footage of historical print newspapers and microfilm at the University of Vermont, news about the grant award, Chronicling America, and forthcoming digitization efforts in Vermont.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=12816414
Format: Web

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project
Author: Chris Kirby
Author: Birdie MacLennan
Author: Prudence Doherty
Author: Tom McMurdo
Abstract: In June 2010, the University of Vermont (UVM) Libraries was awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) developed by NEH and the Library of Congress. The UVM Libraries work collaboratively with partners at the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Ilsley Public Library of Middlebury, and the Vermont Historical Society to select, digitize, and make available up to 100,000 pages of Vermont newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, from the collections of the Vermont Department of Libraries and the University of Vermont. The digitized newspapers will be made freely available to the public via the Library of Congress' Chronicling America database. This forum offers a panel presentation, discussion, and question and answer period regarding (1) the VTDNP and Digitization in Vermont (Chris Kirby); (2) Framework for Grant Development (Birdie MacLennan); (3) Content Selection and Historical Research (Prudence Doherty); and (4) From Film in a Drawer to Searchable Online Content (Microfilm to Digital Conversion - Tom McMurdo.
Date: 10/04/2011
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/NELA-VTDNP-combined-Oct2011.pdf
Conference Name: New England Library Association Annual Conference, Burlington, Vermont

From Reel to Real: the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: From Reel to Real: the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project
Author: Birdie MacLennan
Author: Tom McMurdo
Author: Prudence Doherty
Abstract: Birdie MacLennan, Tom McMurdo, and Prudence Doherty co-presented "From Reel to Real: the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project," detailing the progress made to date in this National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project to make digitally-available 100,000 pages of Vermont newspapers published between 1836 and 1922, and discussing possible avenues for further research, such as analysis of optical character recognition technologies or the social and agricultural history represented by titles such as St. Johnsbury’s Vermont Farmer.
Date: 08/02/2011
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/news/?p=3428
Primary URL Description: Synopsis and photos of the conference held on August 2, 2011 at the Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont.
Conference Name: UVM Libraries Research Conference

Spread the News: the National Digital Newspaper Program (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Spread the News: the National Digital Newspaper Program
Author: Chrissy Watkins Rissmeyer
Author: Chris Kirby
Author: Tom McMurdo
Abstract: Tom McMurdo and Chris Kirby joined Chrissy Rissmeyer, of the Boston Public Library (BPL), for an invited presentation at Massachusetts Library Association annual meeting, Danvers, Mass. (Apr. 27, 2011). Ms. Rissmeyer invited VTDNP members to be part of the presentation as a prelude to an NDNP grant aplication for the state of Massachusetts. This presentation generated a high level of interest, notably from colleagues in Massachusetts and Connecticut who called upon VTDNP staff post-conference for information about preparing grant applications for NDNP.
Date: 04/27/2011
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/MLA_April_28_2011_complete_presentation_Rissmeyer_Kirby_McMurdo.pdf
Primary URL Description: Direct link to combined presentation slides.

Advisory Committee & Title Selection (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Advisory Committee & Title Selection
Author: Birdie MacLennan, author
Author: Tom McMurdo, presenter
Abstract: This brief eight-slide presentation provides an overview of the VTDNP Advisory Committee and Title Selection processes. It was prepared by Birdie MacLennan at the invitation of Helen Aguëra, for the NDNP Annual Awardee Meeting in Washington, DC, August 29, 2011, and due to a last-minute flight cancellation in the wake of tropical storm Irene, Tom gave the presentation in Birdie's absence.
Date: 08/29/2011
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/VTDNP-Advisory-Committee20110829.pdf
Primary URL Description: Direct link to presentation slides.

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: From Reel to Real / Starting a State Newspaper Digitization Program. Part I. (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: From Reel to Real / Starting a State Newspaper Digitization Program. Part I.
Author: Birdie MacLennan
Author: Tom McMurdo
Abstract: Presented at the North American Serials Interest Group annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee - A two part overview of the VTDNP from planning stages and implementation to the creation of metadata and the transformation of microfilmed newspapers into online searchable content.
Date: 06/08/2012
Primary URL: http://www.slideshare.net/NASIG/vermont-digital-newspaper-project-from-reel-to-real
Primary URL Description: Available from the NASIG conference web site: Part I includes a overview of the project background, framework, partnerships, infrastructure, and implementation.
Secondary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/NASIG-part_1_VTDNP_MacLennan_Birdie_June-2012.pdf
Secondary URL Description: Available from the VTDNP web site: Part I includes a overview of the project background, framework, partnerships, infrastructure, and implementation. (same content as primary URL)
Conference Name: North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: From Reel to Real / Starting a State Newspaper Digitization Program. Part 2. (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: From Reel to Real / Starting a State Newspaper Digitization Program. Part 2.
Author: Tom McMurdo
Author: Birdie MacLennan
Abstract: Presented at the North American Serials Interest Group annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee - A two part overview of the VTDNP from planning stages and implementation to the creation of metadata and the transformation of microfilmed newspapers into online searchable content.
Date: 06/08/2012
Primary URL: http://www.slideshare.net/NASIG/vermont-digital-newspaper-project-from-reel-to-real-13293994
Primary URL Description: Available from the NASIG conference web site: Part 2 includes a overview of the workflows and procedures for newspaper digitization, including the creation of metadata and the transformation of microfilmed newspapers into online searchable content.
Secondary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/NASIG_part_2_McMurdo_Tom.pdf
Secondary URL Description: Available from the VTDNP web site: Part 2 includes a overview of the workflows and procedures for newspaper digitization, including the creation of metadata and the transformation of microfilmed newspapers into online searchable content.
Conference Name: North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)

Searching Online Newspapers for K-12 Educators (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Searching Online Newspapers for K-12 Educators
Author: Tom McMurdo
Abstract: A half-day seminar given by Tom McMurdo on July 26, 2012 as part of an interactive class for the Vermont K-12 teacher professional development program, Turning Points in American History. The presentation examines UVM Libraries resources, walks through a tutorial for searching online newspapers, and poses research questions about the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, with practical applications for using Chronicling America's digitized newspaper content to find some answers. Audience: K-12 teachers and educators.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/publicity/July_26_2012_TPAH_class.pdf
Primary URL Description: Presentation slides used for the seminar.
Secondary URL: http://www.turningpointsinamericanhistory.org
Secondary URL Description: The website for Turning Points in American History provides an overview of the program and calendar of activities.
Audience: K - 12

Vermont History Expo: Civil War Coverage in Vermont Newspapers (Exhibition)
Title: Vermont History Expo: Civil War Coverage in Vermont Newspapers
Curator: Prudence Doherty
Abstract: The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, the National Digital Newspaper Program, and Chronicling America were featured in an exhibit at the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge, Vermont, The exhibit highlighted Civil War coverage in Vermont newspapers that are available on Chronicling America, and was strategically located to a booth adjoining the University of Vermont's Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) display, which featured content from the online collection of Vermonters in the Civil War, a joint project with the Vermont Historical Society.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://vtdnp.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/vtdnp-at-the-vermont-history-expo-2012/
Primary URL Description: A blog entry and photo of the exhibit.
Secondary URL: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.400470506665195.88888.169536416425273&type=1
Secondary URL Description: VTDNP photographs on Facebook of the Vermont History Expo.

The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: Making Historical Newspapers Available on the Web (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: Making Historical Newspapers Available on the Web
Writer: Sally Blanchard
Writer: Tom McMurdo
Writer: Daisy Benson
Director: Sally Blanchard
Producer: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project
Producer: University of Vermont Libraries
Abstract: This promotional video provides information about the VTDNP and the NDNP mixed with interviews with people who use Chronicling America for their research. The video was produced at the University of Vermont by a production team consisting of VTDNP Digital Support Specialist, Sally Blanchard (Director, Video Editor, Writer and Photographer), with Project Librarian, Tom McMurdo (Narrator, Musician, Script Editor), and UVM Reference Librarian, Daisy Benson (Photographer, Camera Operator, and Script Editor).
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1XVBgJO0RI
Primary URL Description: This promotional video, available on youtube, provides information about the VTDNP and the NDNP mixed with interviews with people who use Chronicling America for their research.
Format: Web

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Advisory Committee Briefing Book, Phase 2 (2012-2014) (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Advisory Committee Briefing Book, Phase 2 (2012-2014)
Author: Lorraine Lanius
Abstract: Revised and updated for Phase 2, the purpose of the briefing book is to provide information about the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, to guide Advisory Committee members in the selection of newspapers on microfilm to be digitized, and to offer suggestions for other activities the committee might pursue. In addition to Vermont historical time lines and title lists, it also includes a tutorial on using Basecamp Project Management software, an essential tool for project communication. The intended audience of this work is VTDNP Advisory Committee members. It may also be interesting to a general audience, or to other NDNP state projects. The Phase 1 and Phase 2 Briefing Books are modeled on the Minnesota Digital Newspaper Project's Advisory Board Briefing Book, graciously shared with us by Anne Levin of the Minnesota Historical Society.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/VTDNP-BriefingBookRev20121121.pdf
Primary URL Description: Phase 2 VTDNP Advisory Committee Briefing Book, via the project web site.
Audience: K - 12

Using Chronicling America and Other Freely Available Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Using Chronicling America and Other Freely Available Online Newspapers for Genealogical Research
Author: Tom McMurdo
Abstract: This presentation provides an overview of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, focusing primarily on content in Chronicling America and also in the Northern New York Historical Newspapers web sites for conducting genealogical research.
Date: 10/20/2012
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/VT_Genealogical_Society_McMurdo_2012_Oct_20.pdf
Primary URL Description: The powerpoint presentation is preserved on the VTDNP web site.
Conference Name: Meeting of the Genealogical Society of Vermont , South Hero, Vermont

Promoting the VTDNP to Different Audiences (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Promoting the VTDNP to Different Audiences
Author: Tom McMurdo
Author: Birdie MacLennan
Abstract: This NDNP 2012 Lightning Talk: Promoting the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project to Different Audiences, summarizes outreach and communication strategies used in "spreading the news" about the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project.
Date: 09/27/2012
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/NDNP_LighteningTalk_Sept_2012_Promoting_VTDNP.pdf
Primary URL Description: Powerpoint slides for the presentation are preserved on the VTDNP web site.
Secondary URL: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation/featured-project/video-national-digital-newspaper-program-lightning-round
Secondary URL Description: A link to the video of the presentation is provided from this NEH web site and on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cth1aoGlCYM&feature=youtu.be#t=32m0s
Conference Name: The National Digital Newspaper Program Awardee Conference at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC.

Vermont Newspaper Project Catalog (Catalog)
Title: Vermont Newspaper Project Catalog
Author: University of Vermont
Author: Vermont Department of Libraries
Abstract: This union catalog of Vermont newspapers was developed under under NEH/USNP funding and includes approximately 1,000 newspaper titles and holdings at repositories around the state of Vermont on an ExLibris Voyager ILS platform. Catalog records for Vermont titles digitized for the NDNP are revised and updated with links to issue-level content on Chronicling America.
Year: 2000
Primary URL: http://vtnp.uvm.edu/
Primary URL Description: The VTNP database includes nearly 1,000 bibliographic records for Vermont newspaper titles that date from the 18th century to the present. Holdings information for close to 100 newspaper repositories throughout Vermont is also included.
Catalog Type: Exhibition Catalog
Publisher: University of Vermont

Vermont newspapers by region: an interactive map (Blog Post)
Title: Vermont newspapers by region: an interactive map
Author: Prudence Doherty
Abstract: An interactive google map that provides access to the newspaper titles digitized during Phase 1 of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project. It’s simple to use. First, click on an icon to get a list of newspapers from that location. Then click on a title to get access to the digitized content. You can also start by selecting “View Larger Map” at the bottom left corner of the map.
Date: 03/17/2013
Primary URL: http://vtdnp.wordpress.com/interactive-map-vermont-newspapers-by-region/
Primary URL Description: The blog page entry to the map.
Secondary URL: http://vtdnp.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/vtdnp-interactive-map/
Secondary URL Description: The original blog entry and introduction to the map.
Website: The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project blog (http://vtdnp.wordpress.com/)

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: From Reel to Real (Article)
Title: Vermont Digital Newspaper Project: From Reel to Real
Author: Megan Kilb
Author: Birdie MacLennan
Author: Tom McMurdo
Abstract: "In the summer of 2010, Vermont began formal participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program with the launch of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (VDNP). Libraries, repositories, and other organizations from across the state partnered to select and digitize historical state newspapers to be made freely available on the Library of Congress website. Birdie MacLennan described previous projects that facilitated the development of the VDNP, and highlighted the preliminary labor involved in planning a large-scale digitization project and preparing the grant application. Tom McMurdo described the logistics of selecting a digitization vendor, preparing the materials for digitization, and then reviewing the finished product." M. Kilbs article is a summary of a presentation given by B. MacLennan and T. McMurdo for the Proceedings of the NASIG Annual Conference held in Nashville, TN, June 7-10, 2012.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0361526X.2013.760147
Primary URL Description: Publisher web site for The Serials Librarian.
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: The Serials Librarian, v.64, nos. 1-4 (2013). This issue contains the Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group, 27th Annual Conference, June 7-10, 2012, Nashville, Tennessee.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project and the National Digital Newspaper Program, (Article)
Title: The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project and the National Digital Newspaper Program,
Author: Tom McMurdo
Author: Birdie MacLennan
Abstract: A peer-reviewed, research article. The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (VTDNP) is a state partner in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), the NDNP is a long-term, national effort to build a freely-accessible, searchable Internet database of historical U.S. newspapers. NEH provides funding to state projects to select and digitize historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. LC provides the technical support and framework for preservation digitization. Digitized newspapers are archived by LC and made freely available through the website, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Vermont joined the NDNP in July 2010, when the University of Vermont Libraries were awarded NEH funding to embark collaboratively with state partners - including the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Ilsley Public Library of Middlebury, and the Vermont Historical Society - on the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project. Institutional partnerships and the engagement of committed individuals serve as a foundation to the VTDNP and provide an avenue to expand state-wide infrastructures to accommodate large-scale microfilm-to-digital conversion and preservation efforts. Through collaboration and outreach, project partners select and digitize historical newspapers from microfilm and promote Chronicling America, a tool for discovery of these primary historical resources.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/VTDNP_in_LRTS_v57n3_2013July.pdf
Primary URL Description: Direct link to a scanned copy of the printed article on the VTDNP web site.
Secondary URL: http://www.metapress.com/content/h079q711pxw2/
Secondary URL Description: Metapress table of contents to LRTS, v. 57, no. 3.
Access Model: Open access after one year.
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS)
Publisher: American Library Association

Chronicling America / Chronicling Vermont: Historic Newspapers @ the Library of Congress. (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Chronicling America / Chronicling Vermont: Historic Newspapers @ the Library of Congress.
Author: Birdie MacLennan
Author: Erenst Anip
Author: Tom McMurdo
Author: Chris Kirby
Abstract: VTDNP collaborators, Erenst Anip, Birdie MacLennan, Chris Kirby, and Tom McMurdo provide a brief project overview and present three topics to illustrate use of Chronicling America in finding different angles to interesting historical themes in Vermont newspapers of the 19th and early 20th centuries - alongside other states' newspapers covering similar themes or topics.
Date: 5/21/2013
Primary URL: http://library.uvm.edu/vtnp/VLA_2013_ChronAm_ChronVT.pdf
Primary URL Description: Direct link to presentation slides.
Secondary URL: http://www.vermontlibraryconference.org/Docs/vlc2013small.pdf
Secondary URL Description: Direct link to the full conference program. Our program description is on page 4, as part of the Second Session.
Conference Name: 119th Annual Vermont Library Conference, held at St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT


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