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

  • 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 ...
  • Press Release: Three Newspapers Selected for Digitization - The Library of Congress has approved the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project’s selection of three historical New Jersey newspapers for the National Digital Newspaper Program. Through a collaboration between Rutgers University Libraries, the New Jersey State Archives, and the New Jersey State Library, microfilm of these newspapers from the New ...
  • Project Update: February 6, 2017 - The new year has brought exciting progress to the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project. A dedicated office for the Project has been established in Alexander Library on the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus. This space can comfortably accommodate three people and houses a computer and microfilm reader, essential for any microfilm-based project! ...
  • Project Update: December 1, 2016 - The presses keep churning for the New Jersey Digital Newspaper project. Since their September 7 meeting the Advisory Board has further assessed the 29 newspapers titles they initially selected. They completed a survey prioritizing these titles so an in-depth evaluation of the related microfilm could begin. Project team members spent ...
  • A Brief History of New Jersey Newspapers - New Jersey was the last of the original thirteen colonies to publish its own newspapers. As a small colony sandwiched between the thriving cities of New York and Philadelphia, it relied on out-of-state newspapers to discover what was happening in the colonies and Great Britain, but learned little about local ...