Back in August, we announced our annual call for microfilmed newspaper digitization. We asked institutions throughout North Carolina to nominate papers they’d like to see added to DigitalNC. As it is every year, it was an incredibly tough choice – we are typically able to choose between 40-60 reels out of hundreds or thousands nominated. This year we’ve chosen the following titles and years.
|Carolinian (Raleigh)||1945-1959||Olivia Raney Local History Library|
|Chatham Record (Pittsboro)||1923-1930||Chatham County Libraries|
|Chowan Herald (Edenton)||1934-1956||Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library|
|Concord Times||1923-1927||Cabarrus County Public Library|
|Goldsboro News||1922-1927||Wayne County Public Library|
|Yancey Record / Journal||1936-1977||AMY Regional Library System|
For our selection criteria, we prioritize newspapers that document underrepresented communities, new titles, papers that come from a county that currently has little representation on DigitalNC, and papers nominated by new partners. After selection, we ask the partners to secure permission for digitization and, if that’s successful, they make it into the final list above.
We hope to have these titles coming online in mid-2019. If your title didn’t make it this year don’t despair! We welcome repeat submissions, and plan on sending out another call in Fall 2019.