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  • Indiana Newspaper Platform Debuts on New Indiana Memory

  • Deadline Looms for Big Savings on Bulk Paper Purchases

  • Historic Records Board Offering Preservation and Digitization Grants

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Indiana Newspaper Platform Debuts on New Indiana Memory

Indiana Historic Newspaper Digitization ProjectTen days ago the new Indiana Memory debuted and today the Indiana State Library is unveiling the website's new Indiana Newspapers platform. Clicking on the "Indiana Newspapers" icon on Indiana Memory will take you to all of the newspapers digitized as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.

The content is being displayed in Veridian software, which enables users to correct the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) text.If you researched with any digitized content in the past, you may have discovered that the search results you received were often only as good as the OCR. The crowd-sourcing component of Veridian allows you to register and make corrections to the OCR. For instance, if you find an individual’s name garbled in the OCR, you can correct it yourself, so that future users can find that person’s name in the newspapers easier.

This collection contains 14,214 issues comprising 95455 pages. The Indiana Digital Historic Newspaper Program (IDHNP) is operated by the Indiana State Library and funded by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. IDHNP provides free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana's historic newspapers, links to online resources and assistance to other organizations in making their collections accessible.

Follow the IDHNP blog to learn more about this project, newspaper histories, and interesting historic events.

Deadline Looms for Big Savings on Bulk Paper Purchases

LibraryIndianaDue to conditions and market pricing in the paper industry, OneIndiana learned through a competitive procurement process that paper prices will increase after the term date of the current CIESC purchase agreement available on K12Indiana, LibraryIndiana, and OneIndiana. However, there is still opportunities to save as the current agreement and prices with Paper Corporation are available through Wednesday, April 30th.

When placing your orders, please keep the following items in mind:

  • Participating libraries are able to access the current copy paper catalog through
  • All orders are subject to a 40 case minimum order quantity (MOQ) or a $50 handling fee for orders between 20-39 cases.
  • Purchase Orders may be submitted to The Paper Corporation via mail, email, phone or fax.

Since the inception of the LibraryIndiana Copy Paper Demand Aggregation program in 2012, Indiana libraries have saved nearly $6,000 or 26% on their bulk paper purchases. All Indiana public and academic libraries were invited to participate in the program. Check out this webinar to learn more about how to participate in demand aggregation events. Email for more information or to register.

Historic Records Board Offering Preservation & Digitization Grants

SHRAB The Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board is offering of two grant opportunities, archival assessment and digitization grants, to nonprofit organizations and units of local government in the State of Indiana. The archival assessment grant allows for institutions to hire a consultant to analyze the conditions of historical records and report recommendations. Digitization grants are available as a means for entities to digitize specific types of records that may currently be at risk. The digitization of these documents will allow citizens and interested parties greater access to these records through preservation and online availability.

The SHRAB is providing grant funds of up to $5,000, requiring a local match in cash or in‐kind of an equal amount of the total project cost. These grants will be available Priority will be given to institutions whose records are currently at risk. The grant funds are provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives. Applications must be received by email or postmarked by Friday, May 30, 2014 and may be found at

Register Today for EdCamp in Indy, Ft. Wayne

EdCamp is a completely free professional development opportunity. The content of the day is determined by the attendees and is a collaborative learning experience. AISLE organizes the Indy event each year, but it is for all educators or librarians. EdCamp is also coming to Fort Wayne.

Click on the following links for more information and to register:

EdCamp FW: May 3
EdCamp Indy: June 13

Upcoming Workshops
& Important Dates

Duct Tape to Dunk Tanks
When: April 17 @ 9:30 AM
Where: St. Joseph Co. PL

2014 Budget 100 Webinar
When: April 22 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Collection Development Strategies for Selective Depository Libraries
When: April 23 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library Overview Webinars
When: April 23 @ 10:00 AM When: April 24 @ 2:00 PM
When: April 24 @ 4:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Youth Trainings in Hammond
When: April 24 @ 9:00 AM (CDT)
Where: Hammond PL

ILF District Conferences
District 1: IU South Bend, (5/13)

Discovery to Delivery V
When: April 25 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indianapolis PL
- Central

Preservation Week Road Show
When: April 26 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Indiana History Center

Genealogy for Night Owls
When: April 30 @ 5:30 PM
Where: Indiana State Library

IOLUG Spring Program
When: May 16
Where: Indiana Wesleyan Univ.: Indianapolis North Campus

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