September 1, 2017

Webinar: Newspaper digitization with Library of Virginia

There and back again: Behind the scenes of the Library of Virginia’s newspaper digitization program

Thursday, October 5 | 1:00 PM EST

State newspaper programs across the country have been gradually expanding over the last decade, building infrastructure and momentum in the important work of preserving, digitizing, and providing access to historic newspaper collections. How a newspaper program is strategically built can make or break its long-term success and sustainability.

Watch our on-demand webinar with the Director of the Library of Virginia’s Virginia Newspaper Project (VNP), Errol Somay, to learn valuable lessons from its twenty-four year history:

• Strategy – considerations and advice for the long-haul
• Funding – options for funding and sustainability
• Digitization – standards, specifications, and choosing vendors
• Technology – tools, platforms, and volunteers
• Metadata – workflows, collaboration, and end-users
• The future – predictions and ideas

VNP has served as a leading pioneer, resource, and example for state newspaper programs. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from this established program.


Errol Somay 
Director, Virginia Newspaper Project
The Library of Virginia




Joel Mills
Director, Business Development
Apex CoVantage 



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