UNLV University Libraries receives NEH grant to continue newspaper preservation project
6:09 PM, Oct 10, 2016
6:16 PM, Oct 10, 2016
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries has been awarded a $210,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue work on a project to digitize historical Nevada newspapers.
The two-year grant is a continuation of funding for the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, an extension of the National Digital Newspaper Program sponsored by NEH and the Library of Congress.
In 2014, UNLV University Libraries received a $311,000 NEH grant to launch the newspaper digitization and preservation project.
The project is a statewide collaboration, with partners including the Nevada State Library and Archives, and the University of Nevada, Reno Knowledge Center.
UNLV University Libraries serves as the lead on the project. The project is advised by a diverse panel of experts and scholars serving on a Nevada Newspaper Selection Advisory Board, which recommends potential Nevada newspaper titles for inclusion in the program.
To date, more than 100,000 pages of historic Nevada newspapers have been digitized, the majority of which are now available for browsing and searching through the national project website. The new grant will provide free, online access to another 100,000 pages of content.
To learn more about the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, click here. g=394790.