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Oregon Digital Newspaper Program Wins 2016 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award

Groundbreaking project led by UO Libraries honored by Heritage Division of Oregon Parks and Recreation

Patron viewing digitized historic newspaper content on computer screen
740,000+ pages of historic newspapers have been digitized and made keyword-searchable by ODNP.

We are proud to announce that the University of Oregon Libraries' Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) has been selected to receive a 2016 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award.

Led by the University of Oregon Libraries, ODNP is a cooperative, ground-breaking project that has broadened awareness and expanded access to newspapers as primary documents of Oregon Heritage. Since its inception in 2009, ODNP has digitized more than 740,000 pages of historic newspapers and created related educational resources. 

The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations for their outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon heritage. These honors are awarded by the Heritage Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation department, which houses the Oregon Heritage Commission and the State Historic Preservation Office.

"The award recipients represent the diversity of efforts to preserve Oregon's heritage," said Kyle Jansson, coordinator for the Oregon Heritage Commission. "They also serve as models for others for how to make the most out of available resources."

Congratulations to all the members of our UO Libraries staff who contributed to the success of ODNP:

Sheila Rabun, Digital Projects Manager
Heidi Scheidl, ODNP Microfilm Coordinator
Jason Stone, Strategic Communications and Writing Specialist (formerly ODNP Project Manager)
John Taylor, Electronic Resources Technician (formerly ODNP Quality Control Specialist)
Linda Sato, Digital Scholarship Center Programmer (formerly Reformatting Technician and Microfilm Expert)
Lesli Larson, Director of Library Communications and Marketing (formerly Image Services Coordinator)
Mary Grenci, Serials Team Leader
Rebecca Fisher, Serials Cataloging Assistant
Duncan Barth, Assistant Director, Library Systems

Thanks also to our many student assistants and former staff members.

Listen to UO Libraries' Digital Projects Manager Sheila Rabun discussing ODNP on Jefferson Public Radio.

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