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Friday, May 7 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Chronicling America and Digital Historical Newspapers

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Presenters will share the rich research value of historic newspapers and how to use Chronicling America, a freely accessible newspaper database on the Library of Congress website with over 17 million newspaper pages (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Newspapers are a valuable resource to many researchers: K-12 and college students, educators, genealogists, academic researchers, and the general public. Chronicling America can be utilized to research family history, find primary sources for National History Day projects, learn the history of a local town, and so much more. This session will prepare attendees to offer historic newspapers and Chronicling America as tools for their library users. In addition, participants will find out how to consult Chronicling America state partners in Maryland and Delaware as a resource for digitizing historic newspaper titles at their institutions or in their local communities. Session participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to complete a learning activity.
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

avatar for Molly Olney-Zide

Molly Olney-Zide

Head, Digital Collections and Preservation, University of Delaware
Discovery tools, historical digital collections, digital scholarship/humanities
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Pamela A. McClanahan

Digital Projects Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries

Friday May 7, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom Meeting