Digitization Projects (Atlanta); Chicago Public Library responds

Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Thu Jun 12 12:12:23 UTC 2003


  The Chicago Public Library responds to queries within one week.  I told them about "Windy City" years ago, said the site must be changed, they agreed, and (of course) nothing happened.
  I sent them my latest.  One week goes by.  Two weeks go by.
  I'm giving superior information away for free.  Nobody thank me.  Could somebody just kill me?

  Subj:    Re: "Windy City" response?
  Date:    6/11/2003 2:44:18 PM Eastern Standard Time
  From:    Reference Desk <refdesk at chipublib.org>
  To:    Bapopik at aol.com
  Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear Mr. Popik,
Thank you for your thoughts re 'Windy City' on  our web site.  Please be assured that we are considering your suggestion and are looking into the matter.

CPL E-mail Reference Team


   After the BROOKLYN EAGLE article made the NEW YORK TIMES, I e-mailed the Atlanta public library system to ask about Southern digitization projects and got this response.

  Subj:    Re: Is any Southern newspaper being digitized?
  Date:    6/11/2003 12:18:53 PM Eastern Standard Time
  From:    Reference Line <refline at ce1.af.public.lib.ga.us>
  To:    Bapopik at aol.com
  Reply-To:    Reference Line <refline at ce1.af.public.lib.ga.us>
  Sent from the Internet (Details)


We aren't aware of any master list of such projects, but one can locate
reports of several digitization efforts underway throughout the south and
elsewhere.  Here are a few links you may find useful:

Associations: http://www.metro.org/modic/links_organiz.htm
Companies: http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/archiving/digitizingfilm.htm
State Projects: http://www.cdpheritage.org/resource/project_other.html
GA: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/
SC: http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/pascal/pascaldigitaldesc.htm
NC: http://docsouth.unc.edu/aboutdas.html

The Ivan Allen, Jr. Reference Department
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
1 Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303
Reference Line: 404.730.4636
Central Switchboard: 404.730.1700
Fax: 404.730.1989

On Mon, 2 Jun 2003 Bapopik at aol.com wrote:

> http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/01/nyregion/01EAGL.html
>    Is any Southern newspaper (such as the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION) being digitized?
>    The above article was in last Sunday's NEW YORK TIMES.  The Brooklyn Public Library has digitized the BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, and the results are wonderful.
>    I now have access to searchable full text of the NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, WALL STREET JOURNAL, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, BROOKLYN EAGLE, and ProQuest will offer the LOS ANGELES TIMES and CHICAGO TRIBUNE this summer.
>    What's missing is a newspaper from the South.  I'm researching American regional food, so this research gap is devastating.
>    Please inform me about completed or planned digitization projects for Southern newspapers and archives.
> Barry Popik

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