LSU Libraries’ Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project to Hold “Past, Present, and Future of Louisiana’s Historical Newspapers” Program Oct. 9

10/01/2012 12:27 PM

BATON ROUGE – The Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project, or DLNP, at the LSU Libraries Special Collections is pleased to host a short program on historical Louisiana newspapers to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. in Hill Memorial Library’s lecture hall. The event is free and open to the public.


The program will feature two short presentations. First, Assistant Curator of Books Michael Taylor will provide a brief history of Louisiana newspapers. Then, DLNP Project Manager Laura Charney will detail the process and numerous advantages of transferring historical newspapers online via the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America database. A short question and answer session will follow.


LSU Libraries Special Collections’ DLNP has been actively engaged in efforts to develop online access to historical Louisiana newspapers since receiving its initial grant for 2009-11 as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership sponsored by the Library of Congress and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Following the successful conclusion of the two-year grant, DLNP was awarded a second grant in August 2011, allowing for further participation in this long-term effort to create a comprehensive database of U.S. newspapers.


For more information, please contact Laura Charney at or Amy Jones at

Aaron  Looney 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012