“Preserving History’s Rough Draft Bit by Bit: Practical Digital Library Experiences from the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and The Illinois Quotidien: Illinois’s Newspaper Digitization workflow for NDNP”

Preserving History’s Rough Draft Bit by Bit: Practical Digital Library Experiences from the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and The Illinois Quotidien: Illinois’s Newspaper Digitization workflow for NDNP

Join Library of Congress NDNP representative, Nathan Yarasavage and fellow iSchool student and Illinois Digital Newspaper Program Coordinator, Anna Oates for pizza and a discussion on preservation practices in the National Digital Newspaper Program.  Learn how the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, and over 40 NDNP partners, such as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, contribute to sustaining history’s rough draft through the digitization, preservation, and dissemination of over 12 million historical newspapers pages (and counting) through the website Chronicling America.

Nathan Yarasavage is a Digital Projects Specialist in the Serial & Government Publications Division at the Library of Congress, where he primarily oversees activities related to digital data quality review, ingest, and preservation for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Nathan also performs outreach for the program and guides NDNP partners through the process of selecting, digitizing, and submitting digital data to LC.

Prior to joining the NDNP team at the Library of Congress in 2010, Nathan led newspaper and serial digitization projects at the University of Illinois Library and was the co-principal investigator for the Illinois Digital Newspaper Project. He holds a master of library science degree from the University of Pittsburgh.”

Questions? Contact rhodson1 [at] illinois.edu (Becky Hodson)
 

Location: 

Room 131

Sponsor: 

Student Affairs

Event Date: 

Thu, 05/04/2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Category: 

For disability-related accommodations, contact the event organizer or MT Hudson (217-333-0885, mthdson@illinois.edu).