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Title: Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers NewspaperCat Mini Grant proposal
Added title page title: NewspaperCat : Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers
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Creator: Seale, Colleen
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2009
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2009-2010 Smathers Libraries Mini Grant

Principal Investigator (PI) Name: Colleen Seale
Department: Library West
Email address: colleens@ufl.edu Phone: 273-2619
_X_ Check here if this is your first grant application as PI.

Additional applicants, please give name and email for each:
Matt Loving matlovi@uflib.ufl.edu
Marilyn Ochoa mochoa@uflib.ufl.edu
Patrick Reakes pjr@uflib.ufl.edu
Naomi Young naomi@uflib.ufl.edu
Title of grant application project:
Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers

_ Check here for Emerging Technologies (ET) Funds
_X_ Check here if any IT support is necessary

Project abstract (no more than 100 words):
This proposal requests funds to create an online catalog that facilitates the discovery of digitized
historical newspaper content for the southern United States. In its most basic distillation, this project
aims to create a searchable meta-catalog of MARC format generated records capable of connecting
users to the freely-available, online content of historic U.S. newspapers. The catalog will provide access
to approximately 600 individual newspaper titles from 16 states.

Funds requested (Limit of $5,000): $4-5500 3 6Co
Emerging Technologies (ET) (Limit of $10,000): $0.00

Describe how thel0% mandatory cost share will be met (be specific):
Marilyn Ochoa will contribute 5% over 4 months to develop a website for the Catalog
Mark Sullivan will contribute 10 hours for IT consultation

Please list the library resources to be used in this project and the name/and initials of the person authorizing the
intended use and date authorized. If you need more room, continue on a separate page.

Resources Required for Project as applicable Authorizing Individual Date Authorized
including cost share contributions Initials
Cataloging/Metadata. (Naomi Young) Betsy Simpson See attachment
Education Library (Marilyn Ochoa) lona Malanchuk See attachment
IT (Mark Sullivan) Bill Covey See attachment
Library West (Colleen Seale and Matt Loving) Shelley Arlen See below


Submitted by:

_10-1-09
PI Signature Date
Approved by:

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Dept. Chair Signature Date









Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers Mini Grant Project


Primary Investigator: Colleen Seale

Project Team: Matt Loving, Marilyn Ochoa, Patrick Reakes and Naomi Young

Project Description

This proposal requests funds to create an online catalog that facilitates the discovery of digitized
historical newspaper content for the southern United States. In its most basic distillation, this project
aims to create a searchable meta-catalog of MARC format generated records capable of connecting
users to the freely-available, online content of historic U.S. newspapers.

The first step to creating the catalog is to populate a database with metadata that both describes the
newspapers and also catalogs where (URL) digitized portions can be located online. To accomplish this
task, online listings such as pathfinders and librarian created indexes will be mined to locate
newspaper content and then corresponding catalog metadata will be exported to populate a RefWorks
database. This way of harvesting metadata will not only facilitate the initial work of building the
envisioned resource but will also serve to populate the resulting database with content reflective of
the highest American and international library science standards of bibliographic description. In the
database, these identified title entries will be organized, further edited and stored. The beta version of
the catalog will use a simplified search portal using the RefShare module of RefWorks similar to "Tests
and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests available in compilation volumes" at:
http://libraries.uta.edu/helen/Test&meas/testmainframe.htm developed by Helen Hough, Health
Sciences Librarian at University of Texas at Arlington. (Please see attachment.)

A more professional model in terms of look and feel for our proposed catalog is UCLA's Catalogue of
Digitized Medieval Manuscripts at: http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/ Created by professors Matthew
Fisher and Christopher Baswell, this database is described as a work in progress but has already had a
resounding success by identifying and linking users to nearly 1,000 digitized medieval manuscripts by
193 authors in 20 languages from 59 libraries around the world. "Because these manuscripts are so old
and fragile, libraries are digitizing them, but you can't find them," Fisher said. "We're completing the
step of making them accessible to the world." Fisher and Baswell have reported that the feedback to
their efforts is a collective "thank you" from medievalists around the world. (Please see attachment
and a review of the Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts published in Choice Reviews Online.)

An example of a digitized newspaper we will include in the Catalog is the Alabama newspaper, The
Birmingham Iron Age, digitized by the Birmingham Public Library. (Please see attachment.)

A secondary objective of the project will be to serve as a model for how librarians and scholars can
readily use their subject expertise combined with library MARC record content to begin to develop
similar catalogs enabling specifically targeted digital resources to be better organized and accessible
for research.











Importance of the Project


With the exponential rate at which these various digital collections have been surfacing, researchers
are faced with the problem of accessing the data across multiple disparate web portals for resources
that remain institutionally isolated and essentially hidden from popular search engines such as Google.
Search engine page ranking algorithms such as Google's PageRank, work by assigning a numeric value
to web pages based upon their popularity and usage. This type of data sorting can bury essential
online research resources beneath hundreds if not thousands of other more popularly consulted and
"linked to" web resources. When searching in a library catalog, article database, statistical database,
etc., the results are generated "on the fly" in response to a search. Because the crawler programs of
search engines cannot type or think and cannot enter keywords in a search box, the content that is
generated may often remain inaccessible. Another reason that these resources often remain hidden is
that even with existing OCR software not all digitized newspapers have been processed for keyword
searching.

To solve the problem of access to digitized historical newspapers, libraries and archives have long kept
up to date (and often online) listings of such digitized materials as well as subscribing to proprietary
databases of historical newspaper content such as Early American Newspapers, ProQuest Historical
Newspapers and the International Coalition of Newspapers.

Students are often unable to locate authoritative primary resources for their research. These
newspapers are unique primary resources and often represent the sole publication of record at the
regional or local level. While UF's Digital Collections now provide access to 445+ digitally available
Florida newspapers and the Libraries provide access to others by subscription, this catalog will greatly
expand our access to freely available resources and our collection as a whole.

Target Audience and Project Promotion Plan

The target audience for the final product is the UF community, as well as students, scholars, local
historians, and genealogists in the United States and worldwide. Within the UF community we envision
use by courses in history, journalism, criminology, the social sciences, etc. (Please see attached letters
of support.)

Our promotion plan for the project will begin with Matt Loving's presentation at the Charleston
Conference in November 2009. (Please see attachment.) We also plan to submit the project as a poster
session at ALA for presentation in June 2010. Additionally, we will promote the Catalog to appropriate
departments and classes and on the Library website, LibGuides, etc.













Resources Needed to Complete the Project


1 OPS employee for data entry

Access to a computer workstation, Internet, RefWorks

IT consultation on front end interface (Mark Sullivan)

Website development (Marilyn Ochoa)



Plan of Action and Timeline

The first phase of the project will cover importing records of digitized historical newspapers of the
southern states including, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West
Virginia and Washington, DC. These states represent approximately 600 individual newspaper titles
and approximately 25% of available digital newspaper content within the United States.

Data entry will take place over a six-month period from December to June. The remaining months of
the project will be used to develop and refine the website or front end interface and search features
via RefShare. The final months will also be used to promote the Catalog to classes, on the Library
website, LibGuides, etc.













Timeline


Date Activity Responsible Party
November- Promotion of Catalog: Matt Loving presents talk on the Catalog of Digital All team members
2009 Historical Newspapers at Charleston Conference. Create position description
for OPS position. Interview candidates and hire. Determine protocols for
extracting records for catalog.
December- Begin data entry estimating data entry of approximately 100 records per OPS Employee
2009 month. Routinely test database and backup records.

January-2010 Continue data entry. Routinely test and backup records. OPS Employee



-February Continue data entry. Routinely test and backup records. OPS Employee
2010


March-2010 Continue data entry. Routinely test and backup records. OPS Employee



April-2010 Continue data entry. Routinely test and backup records. Midterm progress OPS Employee; all team
report is due to Libraries' Grants Management Committee. members


May-2010 Continue data entry. Routinely test and backup records. OPS Employee



June-2010 Complete data entry. Begin development of front end interface. OPS Employee;
designated IT staff


July-2010 Continue work on front end interface. Designated IT staff



August-2010 Continue work on front end interface. Designated IT staff



September- Complete front end interface to catalog. Promote newspaper catalog to Designated IT staff; all
2010 departments, classes, students and on library website, LibGuides, etc. Begin team members
drafting final report.
Complete final report and submit to Libraries' Grants Management All team members
October-2010 Committee. _











Collection Ownership and Copyright


The project is not collection specific. Since the project is a searchable catalog to freely available online
resources, it will initially be constructed as a RefWorks database stored on the RefWorks server but
backed up on a hard drive. Eventually, as the front end interface is developed, the catalog will be
housed on a Smathers server. Records chosen for the database may be derived from OCLC or from the
state, regional or local library holding the specific newspaper content.

According to the Guidelines for the Use and Transfer of OCLC-Derived Records:

1. Each member and nonmember library may use records without restriction, and may transfer
records of its own holdings without restriction to other libraries.
2. In addition to transfers to libraries, each member and nonmember library may transfer records
of its own holdings without restriction, to (a) member networks, (b) state and multi-state
library agencies and (c) all other noncommercial firms.

Measuring Success of the Project

The success of the project will be completion of the first phase to provide access to the southern
papers and to create an attractive front end interface to advertise and facilitate search and discovery
of these resources.

Another means of measuring the success of the project will be through usage. We will use web
analytics such as Google Analytics or an application such as
http://www3.clustrmaps.com/counter/maps to determine who is using the catalog and where they are
located.

Long Term Financial Implications of the Project/Equipment

If the first phase of the project is successful, additional phases of the project would be undertaken.
Long term financial implications would entail maintaining the catalog on a UF server.

No equipment or supplies will be purchased.

Budget


Please see attached.






MINI GRANT PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION


Budget for Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers


1. Salaries and Wages (no fringe benefits required)
Name of Person Salary times % of effort Grant Funds Cost Share Total
OPS Employee 24 wks @10hrs/wk @$12.50/hr. $3,000.00 $0.00 $3,000.00
Marilyn Ochoa 4 months at 5% $0.00 $987.50 $987.50
Mark Sullivan 10 hours @ $26.75 per hr. $0.00 $267.50 $267.50
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
SUBTOTAL $3,000.00 $1,255.00 $4,255.00

2. Equipment
Item Quantity times Cost Grant Funds Cost Share Total
NA in-house or personal $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
equipment will be used for the $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
project. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
SUBTOTAL _$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

3. Supplies
Item Quantity times Cost Grant Funds Cost Share Total
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
_$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
SUBTOTAL _$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

4. Travel
From/To # of people/# of days Grant Funds Cost Share Total
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
_$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
SUBTOTAL $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

5. Other (services vended, etc.
Item Quantity times cost Grant Funds Cost Share Total
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
_$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
SUBTOTAL $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Grant Funds Cost Share Total
Total Direct Costs (add subtotals of items 1-5) $3,000.00 $1,255.00 $4,255.00





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Seale,Colleen W

From: Malanchuk,lona R
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 1:40 PM
To: Seale,Colleen W; Ochoa,Marilyn N
Subject: FW: need your opinion

You now have approval from both Ben and II Good luck with this. It's a good ideal!

lona

From: Walker,Benjamin F
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 1:17 PM
To: Malanchuk,Iona R
Subject: RE: need your opinion

lona,
Thanks for asking. It sounds reasonable to me and I don't have an issue with her participating. I really do
appreciate the inquiry
Ben

From: Malanchuk,Iona R
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:53 AM
To: Walker,Benjamin F
Subject: need your opinion

Ben,

I just got a phone call from Colleen asking for my approval about a small group in LW including Marilyn in a
mini-grant application. They will need Marilyn to use approximately 2 hrs per week over a 4 month period next
summer to develop a website on the digitization of newspapers. Colleen said that Marilyn could easily work on
it at any time from her office and not necessarily without interruption. Marilyn would work on the project from
June through September most likely. I don't see it as being a huge amount of time, 2 hrs per week is not bad but
I wanted to let you know that I am inclined to approve their request since they only have through today to get
the application for the mini-grant submitted. I promised Colleen that I would contact her before three this
afternoon.

Do you have any objections to Marilyn devoting two hours a week next summer on this project? I honestly
don't see it as a problem in spite of it being summer vacation time and ALA time. Let me know how you feel. I
told Colleen that I was uncomfortable not consulting with you because you would be affected and not me.

lona


10/1/2009








Loving,Matthew W

From: Covey,William C III
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 3:00 PM
To: Loving,Matthew W
Cc: Sullivan,Mark; Chaney,Willie L
Subject: RE: MiniGrant Consult


Ten hours of consultation sometime in this FY is not a problem, but it will not be
enough time to develop a system; it probably won't be enough to even come up with a design
that is ready to be implemented in code. However, there might be a way to do something both
novel and useful, if we can expand our digital collections concept in the same way we have
expanded our concept of what the catalog is. I'll bounce an idea off Mark as soon as I can
catch up to him.

Bill

-----Original Message-----
From: Loving,Matthew W
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 2:43 PM
To: Covey,William C III
Cc: Sullivan,Mark; Chaney,Willie L
Subject:

Bill-

Several of us are working on a mini-grant to create an online catalog to digitized historical
newspapers. The project is a test model using Refworks and the RefShare module to facilitate
building a database from MARC format data.

Using RefShare we will initially be able to make our database available online in what we're
calling, for grant purposes, a beta phase of the project. Here is example of what that looks
like (but ours will be better organized designed of course):

http://libraries.uta.edu/Helen/test&meas/testmainframe.htm

We would like to ask you if you could spare 10 hours of consultation time to discuss with us
later in the year if we can move from the beta stage to something a more sophisticated and UF
dependent such as the Catalogue of Medieval Manuscripts developed at UCLA:

http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/

We've posed the question to Will and Mark Sullivan and so I am cc'ing them to let them know
for now (grant submission) we just need a commitment of 10 hours consultation on how this
could be achieved.

Many thanks,



Matthew Loving, MLS MA
Romance Languages / Area Studies Librarian UF Smathers Libraries mwlovingiad.ufl.edu
(352)273-2635





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Bethesda, MD: NIAA. (list of 75 complete instruments) [modified 12/2004] [MMYB notes, 3/7/051 Available at a library near you.
3. Allen JP & Wilson VB (2003). Assessing alcohol problems: A guide for clinicians and researchers. (2nd. ed.) [NIAAA Treatment Handbook Series 4] [HE
20.8308/2:4 2003] Bethesda, MD: NIAA. (list of 53 complete Instruments) [added 12/2004]

4. Allison, DB (1995). Handbook of assessment methods for eating behaviors and weight related problems: Measures, theory, and research. Thousand Oaks,
CA.: Sage Publ. (list of 45 complete instruments) [modified 12/2004]

5. American Physical Therapy Association. (1995). Patient satisfaction instruments: A compendium. Alexandria, VA.: Author. (list of 36 complete instruments)
[added 1/2007] Is this book in a library near you?

6. American Psychiatric Association. Task Force for the Handbook of Psychiatric Measures. (2000). Handbook of psychiatric measures. Washington, DC:
American Psychiatric Association. (list of 104 instruments on accompanying CD) [Modified 12/2004]

7. Antonak RF & Livneh H (1988). Measurement of attitudes toward people with disabilities: Methods, psychometrics and scale. Springfield, IL: Charles C
Thomas (list of 24 complete instruments) [modified 12/2004]

8. Antony MM; Orsillo SM; Roemer L (2001). Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Anxiety. New York: Plenum (list of 77 complete
instruments) [Modified 12/2004]

9. Bearden WO; Netemeyer RG & Mobley MF. (1993). Handbook of marketing scales: Multi item measures for marketing and consumer behavior research.
Newbury Park, Calif: Sage Publ. (list of 125 complete instruments) [modified 12/2004]

10. Bearden WO; Netemeyer RG & Mobley MF. (1999). Handbook of marketing scales: Multi item measures for marketing and consumer behavior research.
2nd ed. Newbury Park, Calif: Sage Publ. (list of 197 complete instruments) [modified 12/1004]

11. Bech, P. (1993). Rating Scales for Psychopathology. Health Status and Quality of Life. A Compendium on Documentation in Accordance with the DSM-II-R
and WHO Systems. New York. Springer-Verlag. (list of 34 complete instruments) [added 1/2009]

12. Blattner B. (1981). Holistic nursing. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. (list of 22 complete instruments) [modified 12/2004]

13. Block GJ & Nolan JW. (1986) Health assessment for professional nursing: A developmental approach. 2nd ed. Norwalk, CT: Appleton-Century-Crofts. (listof
7 complete Instruments) [modified 12/2004]

14. Bonjean CM; Hill RJ & McLemore SD (1967). Sociological measurement: An inventory of scales and indices. San Francisco: Chandler Publ. (list of 25
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Loving,Matthew W

From: Leah Hinds [leah@katina.info]
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 4:32 PM
To: Loving,Matthew W
Subject: Speaker Information for 2009 Charleston Conference


Dear Colleagues,
You are receiving this email as the primary speaker for a preconference or concurrent session
at the 2009 Charleston Conference. Thank you for agreeing to participate in this year's
program! Forgive the formality of this message, but there is a lot of very important
information for speakers so please read carefully.
**If there are additional speakers for your program, I ask that you please forward this
information to them as well.
Please visit the Conference website Speaker Information page at
http://www.katina.info/conference/speakerinfo.php to read our Welcome Letter submit a
Biographical Statement and an Equipment Request, and for information on the Conference
Proceedings.
We ask that Biographies and Equipment Requests be submitted no later than Friday, October 9,
2009.
Please submit a ROUGH DRAFT of your paper for the proceedings no later than Friday, October
30, 2009. Papers must be received prior to presentation atthe Conference. A FINAL DRAFT will
be due on January 15, 2010. Details are provided on the Speaker Information page at the url
above.
As always, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if Ican be of any
assistance in your planning for the Conference. We look forward to seeing you in Charleston!
Best,
Leah Hinds
Assistant Director
leah@katina.info
Beth Bernhardt
Main Conference Director
beth bernhardtPuncg.edu
Katina Strauch
Conference Founder
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Loving,Matthew W


Bill Link [linkwa@gmail.com]
Sunday, September 27, 2009 3:19 PM
Loving,Matthew W
Re: UF database of historical newspapers grant...


September 26, 2009

Dear Mr. Loving:

I am delighted to hear that you are seeking to establish a virtual library/database of historical newspapers.
Currently, there are a growing number of digitized newspapers, but increasingly it is difficult to access them.
Having access to these resources worldwide is absolutely essential to research, and, here at the University of
Florida, would be invaluable to our students conducting research. I am very excited about this project, and I
enthusiastically endorse your application.

Please let me know if you need further information.

Yours sincerely,



William A. Link
Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History, University of Florida



On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 10:29 AM, Loving,Matthew W wrote:

Bill-



Thank you for your support The email/letter of support will be printed out for the grant file so any format will be great.
Thanks again and I will be contacting you later in October to let you know the results of our mini-grant competition.



I think the project has a lot of merit and only needs a little bit of data entry to move forward.



Many thanks,



Matt Loving


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Loving,Matthew W

From: Ortiz,Paul
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:03 PM
To: Loving,Matthew W; Leslie,Michael; Noll,Steven G; Davis,Jack Emerson
Subject: RE: UF Catalog of Southern Historical Newspapers...


Dear Matthew,

This project would add an invaluable research resource both for our undergraduates as well as graduate students-not
to mention faculty such as myself-who rely in part on historical newspapers for scholarly research.
Thanks,
Paul

Paul Ortiz,
Director, Samuel Proctor
Oral History Program,
Associate Professor of History,
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611
(352) 273-1545

Hear History Come Alive:
http://www.history.ufl.edu/oral/




From: Loving,Matthew W
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:30 AM
To: Leslie,Michael; Noll,Steven G; Ortiz,Paul; Davis,Jack Emerson
Subject: UF Catalog of Southern Historical Newspapers...

Dear Colleagues-

I am a faculty member in Smathers Libraries and putting together a grant with other librarians and programmers ($5000)
to build a catalog database of Historical American Newspapers that in its first phase will focus on the southern United
States. This effort is based on a very successful project at UCLA that catalogs online medieval manuscripts that cannot
be easily located in Google (due to Page Rank) and are located on disparate Web portals across the world.

http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/ucla-team-create-virtual-library-80275.aspx

Some of you I know from my work on campus and others I have found by your subject specialties. If you feel that the
above described resource would benefit you and your students I would greatly appreciate a brief reply to this email in
support of the project. The replies will be used to boost our grant submission which is due later today but to which we
can append messages of support in the upcoming weeks.

Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to presenting the resulting database to you and your
students in Fall 2010!







Loving,Matthew W

From: Noll,Steven G
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:00 PM
To: Loving,Matthew W
Subject: RE: UF Catalog of Southern Historical Newspapers...


Matt-
The use of these newspapers would greatly enhance my Florida history classes as they would allow students to get
better access to primary source materials.

Hope this helps-
Let me know if you need more detailed support.

Best-
Steve Noll

From: Loving,Matthew W
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:30 AM
To: Leslie,Michael; Noll,Steven G; Ortiz,Paul; Davis,Jack Emerson
Subject: UF Catalog of Southern Historical Newspapers...

Dear Colleagues-

I am a faculty member in Smathers Libraries and putting together a grant with other librarians and programmers ($5000)
to build a catalog database of Historical American Newspapers that in its first phase will focus on the southern United
States. This effort is based on a very successful project at UCLA that catalogs online medieval manuscripts that cannot
be easily located in Google (due to Page Rank) and are located on disparate Web portals across the world.

http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/ucia-team-create-virtual-library-80275.aspx

Some of you I know from my work on campus and others I have found by your subject specialties. If you feel that the
above described resource would benefit you and your students I would greatly appreciate a brief reply to this email in
support of the project. The replies will be used to boost our grant submission which is due later today but to which we
can append messages of support in the upcoming weeks.

Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to presenting the resulting database to you and your
students in Fall 2010!







Loving,Matthew W

From: Michael Leslie [mleslie@jou.ufl.edu]
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 12:14 PM
To: Loving,Matthew W
Subject: RE: UF Catalog of Southern Historical Newspapers...


I think this is an important project that will benefit our student in journalism and
communications, especially those conducting historical research on newspapers, and those
working on historical and comparative aspects of race, class and gender representation in the
media.

Dr. Michael Leslie
Affiliate Faculty, Center for African Studies
and Center for Latin American Studies
Tenured Professor and Graduate Coordinator
College of Journalism and Communications
University of Florida, Box 118400
Gainesville, Florida 32611
Phone: 1-352-392-2904 (o)
Fax: 1-206-202-4502
http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelleslie


From: Loving,Matthew W [mailto:matlovi@uflib.ufl.edu]
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:30 AM
To: Michael Leslie; Noll,Steven G; Ortiz,Paul; Davis,Jack Emerson
Subject: UF Catalog of Southern Historical Newspapers...

Dear Colleagues-

I am a faculty member in Smathers Libraries and putting together a grant with other librarians and programmers ($5000)
to build a catalog database of Historical American Newspapers that in its first phase will focus on the southern United
States. This effort is based on a very successful project at UCLA that catalogs online medieval manuscripts that cannot
be easily located in Google (due to Page Rank) and are located on disparate Web portals across the world.

http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/ucla-team-create-virtual-library-80275.aspx

Some of you I know from my work on campus and others I have found by your subject specialties. If you feel that the
above described resource would benefit you and your students I would greatly appreciate a brief reply to this email in
support of the project. The replies will be used to boost our grant submission which is due later today but to which we
can append messages of support in the upcoming weeks.

Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to presenting the resulting database to you and your
students in Fall 2010!





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SSimpson, Betsy


SSent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 3:49 PM
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Cc: Young,Naomi Kietzke

Colleen,

I fully support Naomi serving as a consultant on the Digital Historic Newspapers mini-grant for up
to 5% of her time. Naomi's in-depth experience with serials should prove valuable if the project is
funded.


Best wishes for a successful grant application.

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Birmingham iron age.
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The Birmingham Iron Age began publication on February 12, 1874 when the city of Birmingham, Alabama was only 26 months old.
The original publishers were Duval, Roberts and Persinger but during the early years ownership changed many times. On May 1,
1884 the name of the weekly newspaper was changed to The Weekly Iron Age.
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