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New York State Historic Newspapers Digitization Grant

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The Capital District Library Council (CDLC) is pleased to announce that we are now offering a grant to our member libraries to digitize their newspapers and add them to NYS Historic Newspapers. New York State Historic Newspapers provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers published throughout New York State. It is administered by one of CDLC’s partner councils, Northern New York Library Network.

For this pilot grant, your newspapers must be on microfilm. If you are interested in being considered for this grant, please complete and submit the either the online or print application form by January 11, 2016. January 19, 2016.

2016 New York State Historic Newspapers Digitization Grant Application (online)
2016 New York State Historic Newspapers Digitization Grant Application (print)

All CDLC member libraries are eligible for these grants. Individual public and school libraries are also eligible. The number of grant recipients and the amount of grant awards will be dependent on the response. Preference will be given to long and complete runs of newspapers. If the title includes papers published after 1922, copyright clearance must be obtained. 
More information about copyright clearance can be found on the NYS Historic Newspapers tools page under “Additional Contribution Information” at http://tools.nyshistoricnewspapers.org

If you have questions about the grant, please contact Susan D’Entremont at CDLC ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). For questions about the NYS Historic Newspapers project and its specifications, please contact John Hammond at the NNYLN ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Thank you for your interest in participating in this project and making our region’s newspapers accessible and visible. The funds for this grant are made possible through the Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB) awarded through the New York State Library Division of Library Development.


The Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB) was established in 1984 as part of Education Law. Funds provided for the RBDB Program may be used for a variety of purposes to support regional resource sharing and regional automation. CDLC has used RBDB funds for access projects, retrospective conversion, CaDiLaC, the union list of serials, and other similar projects.

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