About the NJDNP

Paterson Evening News building

Paterson Evening News building – Paterson, NJ

The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project (NJDNP) is a collaboration of the Rutgers University Libraries, the New Jersey State Archives and the New Jersey State Library. It draws upon the strengths of these three institutions. Rutgers will manage the project and provide all technical support. The New Jersey State Archives houses nearly 600 newspaper titles in microfilm and will provide digital masters and use copies for all papers to be digitized as well as manage the creation of duplicate masters. The New Jersey State Library will lead the documentation and outreach about the titles selected. At least 100,000 pages will be digitized and cataloged to specifications within the two year project time frame. We hope you follow the project’s progression with interest. Feel free to comment on our posts and provide feedback via the contact form on the tool bar. You can also subscribe to the blog by entering your email in the “Subscribe to NJDNP!” section in the left sidebar.

This project is funded by a grant for the National Digital Newspaper Program, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

 

Recent Posts

  • Project Update: December 12, 2017 - The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project’s advisory board met on November 30, 2017. Caryn Radick, the Principal Investigator for the NEH grant, gave a project update. She outlined the progress to date and upcoming milestones. She gave an overview of the detailed work which goes into getting the newspapers online. ...
  • Poster Session: December 6, 2017 - The Rutgers project team presented a poster session at Rutgers University Library’s annual “State of the Libraries” meeting on December 6, 2017. Faculty and staff from throughout the library system attended this event to learn about the various activities, projects, and enhancements going on within the Libraries over the past ...
  • Burglars, Coffins, and Ghosts - $315. That was the value of jewelry, silverware, and cash stolen from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Cox on March 6, 1906. The haul would have been larger had the residents not returned home earlier than anticipated. It was a troubling event, significant enough to make the ...
  • 1905: Speeding Is Dangerous - The automobile was very much the exception on American roads in 1905. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 77,000 automobiles were registered across the *entire* United States, let alone in the Garden State. While that was a 43% increase over 1904, 77,000 cars in a country of roughly 84 ...
  • The Mysterious Mr. Raffles - It was a busy summer for the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project. The team closely reviewed and analyzed multiple years of microfilm for the Perth Amboy Evening News, the first newspaper slated for digitization. We continue to work closely with our vendors to establish and implement the most efficient workflows ...