Microfilm, Paper, and OCR: Issues in Newspaper Digitization. The Utah Digital Newspapers Program

  title={Microfilm, Paper, and OCR: Issues in Newspaper Digitization. The Utah Digital Newspapers Program},
  author={Kenning Arlitsch and John Herbert},
History of the UDN Program The Marriott Library at the University of Utah (U of U) has a long history of large-scale newspaper projects beginning with the National Endowment for the Humanities' United States Newspapers Program (USNP) in the 1980s, in which the Library led the effort to catalog and microfilm Utah newspapers. This involvement continues today with the Utah Digital Newspaper (UDN) program, which is digitizing historic Utah newspapers, making them searchable and available on the… Expand

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