Chronicling America and the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project

Pamela A. McClanahan, Digital Projects Librarian at University of Maryland Libraries and Project Manager for the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project (HMNP) will provide an introduction to the Maryland newspaper collection from the Chronicling America newspaper database at Library of Congress. HMNP is the Maryland state awardee of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities, and selects and digitizes newspapers published in the state of Maryland to be made freely accessible on the Chronicling America website. HMNP has been digitizing newspapers since 2012 with an emphasis on diverse titles and includes newspapers from throughout the state from the mid-19th to mid-20th century. McClanahan will share her interest going forward to analyze data about the newspaper title selections, as well as the text of the collections to better understand representation and themes in the Maryland newspapers.

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Pamela A. McClanahan – Digital Projects Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park
Pamela A. McClanahan, Digital Projects Librarian at University of Maryland Libraries, manages grant based digitization projects for archival and special collections on campus and the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project. She previously served as an archival consultant to cultural heritage institutions and has a background in nonprofit fundraising. McClanahan was a 2018 American Conservation Experience Archival and Record Management Fellow with the National Park Service and a 2017 National Digital Stewardship Resident with Smithsonian Libraries completing a project for the digital Biodiversity Heritage Library. She holds an MLS specializing in Archives, Records and Information Management from the University of Maryland iSchool and a Bachelor of Art in History from Hood College.

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