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From rags to pixels: Digitising Tennessee’s historical newspapers
The Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project (TNDP) works with several partners to create content for the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website. This paper describes the collaborative nature of the digitisation workflow, and outlines how TNDP works together with its project partners at each stage of the process — from microfilm production and data collation to the quality review process and delivery of the data.
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Louisa Trott is the Digital Projects Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she was previously project manager for the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project. She holds an MA in film archiving from the University of East Anglia, and an MS in information sciences from the University of Tennessee. She has worked in various roles at film archives and libraries in the UK and USA, and is the co-founder of the Tennessee Archive for Moving Image and Sound in Knoxville.