Save the Date: OHC to Present Newspaper Programs

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May 7, 2015 by Judy James

Jenni Salamon, Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection (OHC)and Reference Archivist in the OHC Archives/Library, will present two programs at the the Akron-Summit County Public Library on Monday, July 13.
From 3:00-4:00 pm, she will present “Why, Who, What, When, Where & How: Digitizing Your Local Newspaper. This program is geared toward staff and volunteers at libraries and other cultural institutions interested in digitizing their local newspapers.
From 6:30-7:30 pm, Jenni will present “Unearthing Your Roots with Ohio’s Newspapers on Chronicling America.” This program is geared toward researchers interested in learning how to use the Library of Congress website Chronicling America to find clues to your family history. Chronicling America contains digitized newspapers from around the country, including more than 318,000 pages from 129 historic Ohio newspapers published from 1836 to 1922, representing 58 counties.
Both programs will take place in Meeting Room 2AB on the High Street Level of Main Library. To register, call Special Collections at 330-643-9030 or email us at speccollections@akronlibrary.org. These programs are made possible through funding from the National Digital Newspaper Program, a collaborative grant program of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
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