National Digital Newspaper Program
A partnership between the Library & the National Endowment for the Humanities
About the NDNP
The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories.
Guidelines & Resources
Information on technical specifications for NDNP, best practices, publications, technical premises and more.
Read most recent technical guidelines for awardees (PDF, 256KB)
Visit Guidelines & Resources for links to Content Selection Criteria, Writing Guidelines, and other useful resources.
meta|morphosis, developed and hosted by the University of Kentucky Libraries (external link), provides self-paced video tutorials, quizzes and other resources about digitization of microfilm to National Digital Newspaper Program specifications to help prepare non-NDNP states for inclusion in, and digitization beyond, NDNP.
Check here for the latest news on NDNP and its website, Chronicling America.
- 01/29/2014: NEWSPAPERS ADDED: Hundreds of thousands of newspaper pages added
- 10/22/2013: NEH Announces Guidelines for 2014 NDNP Awards - Application Deadline: January 15, 2014
- 07/31/2013: Chronicling America Updated: 600,000 pages added, including newspapers from Iowa, Michigan and West Virginia
- 07/29/2013: NEH Announces $3.5 Million for 2013 NDNP Awards, including Participation by 4 New States and Territories
Extra! Extra! NDNP Extras!
The following sites provide examples of reusing historic newspapers and directory records in unique ways. Some utilize data mining techniques, harvesting, or individual items.
Last Updated: 04/03/2014