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KDNP will accept historic or contemporary content. The content can be born digital or in need of digitization. We love newspapers. So, if you have a single issue or 2,000 issues you'd like to share with the world, we'd be happy to talk to you about how to do just that.                                             

Contributing Born Digital Content

Born digital content is usually synonymous with contemporary newspapers (post 2005-ish). The term 'Born Digital" just means the content is already in an electronic format such as a PDF, TIFF, JPEG, or other image file format. Perhaps you're from a newspaper that published your content via the Web as an HTML file. We love those, too. KDNP is designed at accept any digital format you may wish to include. Please contact Kopana Terry if you're interested in contributing your born digital content to KDNP.

Contributing Analogue Content

We continue to receive historic newspapers from institutions and private donors. Additionally, we encourage individuals, historical societies, libraries, or archives to reach out to us with historic newspapers not yet filmed or cataloged, including missing content (pages or issues) for titles already digitized. If you have historic newspapers that you'd like to preserve and share with the world, please contact Kopana Terry. We're happy to work with you to either donate the papers to the University of Kentucky Libraries, or digitize the content for KDNP and return the papers to you upon completion.

PARTNERING WITH UK LIBRARIES: One of our favorite pastimes is collaboration for the preservation and digitization of historic Kentucky newspapers. We've partnered with the Congregational Library in Boston, Massachusettes, the Lexington Public Library, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the University of Louisville among others. If you're interested in partnering with us to provide preservation and digital access to your historic newspapers, please contact Kopana Terry.

Please note that U.S. Copyright law is complex. All newspapers prior to 1923 are in the public domain and free of copyright. Newspapers published after December 31, 1922 may be restricted. Please see Copyright And Historic Newspapers from our friends at Oregon Digital Newspaper Program  for more information.