Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tech Tips Program: How to Use the Digital Library of Georgia Collections

On this day, we'd like to encourage you to attend the Athens-Clarke County Library's Tech Tips lunchtime seminar this Wednesday, January 26th, in the library auditorium at 12:15pm. This month's topic is of special interest to our readers: The Digital Library of Georgia. As many of you know, you can search the DLG from your home computer without requiring a library password.

Digital Projects Archivist Andy Carter will show you how to navigate the DLG's millions of digital objects in over 200 databases for genealogy or history research, or just for the fun of it. Special emphasis will be given to the Civil Rights Digital Library and the newest newspaper collection, Athens Historic Newspaper Archive.

The new Athens Historic Newspaper Archive spans from 1827 to 1922, with digitized, searchable images of 57,000 newspaper pages. It joins similar newspaper archives for Atlanta (1857-1922), Columbus (1828-1890), the Red & Black (1893-1979), Macon (1826-1908), Southern Israelite (1929-1958 and 1984-1986), and Milledgeville (1826-1920).

This 45-minute lunchtime program is free and open to the public. So bring your questions for Andy Carver and learn more about the amazing free resource that is the Digital Library of Georgia. We hope to see you there!

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