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WSL Updates for April 6, 2017

WSL Updates for April 6, 2017

Volume 13, April 6, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SCHOOL LIBRARY GRANTS 2) GRANTS FOR DIGITIZATION 3) NEH PRESERVATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS 4) CIVILITY GOES VIRAL 5) IMLS GRANTS TO STATES 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) SCHOOL LIBRARY GRANTS The Washington State Library (WSL) is accepting applications for RSL-2: a new cycle of “Refreshing School Libraries” grants. The purpose of the grant is to help bolster schools’ nonfiction collections. We hope to help…

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WSL Updates for January 19, 2017

WSL Updates for January 19, 2017

Volume 13, January 19, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WSL SERVICE CHANGES 2) FREE COMPUTERS – MIA LAB GRANTS 3) PRESERVATION GRANTS FOR SMALLER INSTITUTIONS 4) RECORDINGS AT RISK GRANTS 5) BEYOND GOOGLE – FINDING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

‘Chronicling’ America reaches 10 million pages

‘Chronicling’ America reaches 10 million pages

Front page of Seattle P-I’s Jan. 3, 1897, edition. (Image courtesy Washington State Library) Chronicling America, a free, online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, recently reached a milestone by posting its 10 millionth page. Of that total, 306,000 pages are newspaper contributions from Washington state. Launched by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2007, Chronicling America provides permanent access to historically significant newspapers published in the U.S. between 1836 and 1922. It is…

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More titles added to digital newspaper project

More titles added to digital newspaper project

Good news for genealogists and history buffs: There are more historic Washington newspapers to peruse on your computer! The State Library just announced that the Library of Congress has uploaded another batch of long-awaited newspaper titles for the National Digital Newspaper Program. Many historic newspapers from Washington and other states can be seen on the Chronicling America website. The newest titles added are: Aberdeen Herald, 1890-1917; Columbia Courier, Kennewick, 1902-1905; Evening Statesman, Walla Walla, 1903-1910; Newport Miner, 1899-1922; Washington State…

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Chronicling Washington: WSL receives additional funding for newspaper digitization project

Chronicling Washington: WSL receives additional funding for newspaper digitization project

(Image courtesy of the Washington State Library.) We are pleased to announce that the State Library has received an extension of funding from the National Digital Newspaper Program to continue digitizing historical newspapers through 2014.  The NDNP is a collaborative grant program between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.  The Chronicling America project covers all newspapers in the public domain in all U.S. states and territories, approximately from 1836-1922.  Select titles are available through the…

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WSL Updates for March 31, 2011

WSL Updates for March 31, 2011

Volume 7, March 31, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) RESOURCE SHARING GRANT Q&A SESSION 2) FIRST TUESDAYS – SEARCH THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES 3) FUNDING FOR LIBRARY SUPPORT STAFF CERTIFICATION 4) NEW YORK TIMES AVAILABLE THROUGH LIBRARIES 5) MAKING SENSE OF THE CIVIL WAR 6) CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK (SOME FREE, SOME NOT) Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for February 17, 2011

WSL Updates for February 17, 2011

Volume 7, February 17, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FREE GENEALOGY EVENT – BING CROSBY’S FAMILY HISTORY 2) WLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE – REGISTER NOW 3) PUBLIC RECORDS & OPEN MEETING FORUM 4) FREE WEBWISE CONFERENCE 5) HOST THE KING JAMES BIBLE TRAVELING EXHIBIT 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for December 30, 2010

WSL Updates for December 30, 2010

Volume 6, December 30, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WSL GOES SOCIAL 2) GRANTS FOR THE BIG READ 3) TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY FOR SECONDARY EDUCATORS 4) AFTER-SCHOOL ARTS PROGRAMS RECOGNIZED 5) OPEN GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for December 2, 2010

WSL Updates for December 2, 2010

Volume 6, December 2, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FIRST TUESDAYS – GETTING THE WORD TO YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE 2) CARE OF PAPER, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND AUDIOVISUAL COLLECTIONS 3) SPEED-DATING FOR GRANTMAKERS 4) TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS CELEBRATE JEWISH ARTISTS 5) GRANTS TO AMERICA’S HISTORICAL & CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us: