Copeland to lead project
to digitize historic papers


David Copeland, an associate professor in the School of Communications, is serving as chief editor for Thomson Gale Publishing's 19th-Century Newspaper Digitization Project.

The project will initially digitize between 500 and 600 papers - approximately 1.5 million newspaper pages - and make them available online.

Within the database, one will be able to search for articles by subject or look at entire pages and then click on each separate article or image. These images may then be downloaded and printed.

The project will include the major newspapers of the century as well as a number of pictorial newspapers and a large body of papers from the South and West. Gale will continue to expand the database after the initial offerings.

Among his other summer projects, Copeland will also represent Elon University at the annual conference of the Associated New American Colleges, in Springfield, Mo. The group is a national consortium of small- to mid-sized comprehensive colleges and universities dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies. It includes Belmont, Butler, Drury, Drake, Elon, Evansville, Hampton, Ithaca, Mercer, Pacific Lutheran, Quinnipiac, Rollins, Simmons, Susquehanna, Redlands and Valparaiso.

In addition, Copeland will participate in two sessions at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications in San Antonio in August.



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