about kdnp

Your news today, your history tomorrow...

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For more than sixty years the University of Kentucky Libraries have preserved Kentucky newspapers, making them freely available to researchers, geneaologists, and the general public. Today, the Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program (KDNP) brings those newspaper collections to a global audience through an online interface that's fully keyword searchable, repleat with color page images, calendar browsing, and web-based html newspaper content alongside traditional print media. We never stop adding to our collections or refining our technological processes.

The KDNP Team

KDNP is a team effort. Please contact someone from our team below if you have questions. If they don't know the answer, they know someone who does.

Curator of Newspapers

Kopana Terry - Curator of Newspapers, Oral History Archivist

Phone: (859) 218-1423
Email: kopana.terry@email.uky.edu

Paper Vault & KDNP Architecture

Eric Weig - Digital Library Architect

Phone: (859) 257-5713
Email: eweig@email.uky.edu

Reference & Genealogy Services

Laura Hall - Newspaper Selector, Genealogy Resources

Phone: (859) 218-1323
Email: lehall1@email.uky.edu


KDNP Advisory Panel @ UK Libraries

KDNP is made possible in part through a longtime partnership with the Kentucky Press Association (KPA). Our sincerest thanks to David Thompson and the KPA for always championing Kentucky's first record of history.

Jen Bartlett, Head of Research

Carla Cantagallo, Copyright Librarian

Deirdre Scaggs, Associate Dean of Special Collections

Marsha Seamans, Catalogueing


More about KDNP

To learn more about UK Libraries' preservation newspaper program, read Preserving Kentucky's Newspapers: Analogue Beginnings to Digital Frontier

Visit our KY-NDNP website for an extensive look at our experiences in the National Digital Newspaper Program

Take advantage of our self paced teaching tutorials devoted to newspaper digitization at meta | morphosis: microfilm-to-digital lecture series.