Formed to ensure that the complete scholarly record is preserved for future generations, the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) (www.dpn.org) has more than 50 current members from throughout the U.S., including Penn State’s University Libraries. The group held it inaugural meeting in April 2014.
The University Libraries recently were awarded funds to digitize more key historical Pennsylvanian newspapers, as part of a wider effort by the National Endowment for the Humanities aimed at increasing public access to such materials. Under phase two of the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project (PaDNP), Penn State received $393,489 and selection of titles is now under way.
The public is invited to learn how to correctly care for and preserve precious family heirlooms and mementos from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library on the University Park campus. "What's in Your Attic," a free event by Sue Kellerman, the Judith O. Sieg chair for preservation and head, Digitization and Preservation Department, will include methods for preserving, handling, and storing paper documents, books, photographs, and newspapers.