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Michael Lear

  by Michael Lear, Rare Collections Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania mlear@pa.gov Preservation of Paper-Based Materials Overview Paper-based materials are subject to damage by multiple external and internal factors. Careless handling can result in tears. Staining...

PA Digital announces and invites you to a FREE webinar on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA holds great potential as a tool for research, teaching, and fun; it now provides free access to more than 14 million items, including historical photographs, letters,...

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The Library of Congress is celebrating its 10 millionth page of Chronicling America, their free, online searchable database of historical U.S. newspapers.  See what and who you can find! Tell your patrons about it! Related Link: Digitized Pennsylvania newspapers ...

Access the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) guidelines for 2016. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 14, 2016. Program awardees participate in the creation of a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922...