Oregon Digital Newspaper Program Process

Process & Timeline - Oregon Digital Newspaper Program

Triptych of Washington hand press used to print the Oregon Spectator (Oregon's first newspaper), photography by Amanda Garcia, Preservation Technician, UO Libraries

The original Washington hand press used 1846-1855 to print the  Oregon Spectator , first newspaper of the West. Currently housed at Allen Hall by the University of Oregon School of Journalism.  Photography by Mandi Garcia.


  • Step One: Title Selection
  • Step Two: Page Count Estimates
  • Step Three: Microfilm Evaluation 
  • Step Four: Microfilm Collation
  • Step Five: Microfilm Duplication
  • Step Six: Vendor Digitzation, OCR and Article Coordinates Applied
  • Step Seven: Backup Data for Preservation
  • Step Eight:  Quality Review of Data and Images
  • Step Nine: Send to Library of Congress for inclusion in Chronicling America (NEH funded titles only)
  • Step Ten: Load on ODNP Website (All titles)


Workflow Documentation (PDF)


The initial content for the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program is now available online at: http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu

Created by kmoss on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Aug 7, 2012