University of Utah (University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library)

Log Number: LG-70-17-0043-17

The J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah and the Boston Public Library will collaborate to improve the ability of libraries to provide access to digitized historical newspapers. Specifically, the project focuses on better ways for libraries to provide article level access to digitized newspapers. This work supports the needs of both the general public and scholars who use this content. The project will produce three outputs: 1) an open data model addressing structural and descriptive metadata features unique to digitized newspapers; (2) a set of modular, open-source plugins for the popular Hydra/Fedora open source digital repository framework for ingesting, describing, discovering, displaying, and disseminating digitized newspaper content; and (3) establishing a community of practitioners - including developers, librarians, content specialists, and managers - dedicated to addressing challenges and collaborating on best practices associated with providing access to digitized newspapers.