Tuesday, May 15, 2007

University Libraries Receive Notice of a LSTA Grant to Digitize the Muncie Post-Democrat Newspaper

The Ball State University Libraries have received notification that they have been awarded a $23,041 Library Services and Technology (LSTA) Digitization Mini-Grant for 2007-2008 to digitize The Muncie Post-Democrat. This grant support will result in the creation of The Muncie Post-Democrat Newspaper Collection.

John Straw, Director for Archives and Special Collections and Dr. Arthur W. Hafner, Dean of University Libraries, are co-Principal Investigators.

LSTA digitization grants are supported by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Indiana State Library. The 2007-2008 grant will be the third consecutive LSTA digitization grant awarded to the University Libraries.

The two previous grants have resulted in the Digital Repository of U. S. Civil War Resources for East Central Indiana and the Middletown Digital Oral History Collection, both of which are available in the Digital Media Repository.

For more information, contact John B. Straw, Ball State University Libraries’ Director for Archives and Special Collections, JStraw@bsu.edu, (765) 285-5078.

This newsletter article first appeared in The Library Insider 5(5): 5; May 2007.

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