UK Archives launches digitized access to The Kentucky Press

It’s appropriate that in this the 150th year of the Kentucky Press Association and with the department’s assistance to John Nelson in the celebration book, ‘Still, We Speak,’ the University of Kentucky Archives has made available The Kentucky Press in digitized version.

It’s available online at https://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/?q=kentucky+press&f%5Bformat%5D%5B%5D=newsletters&per_page=20 and is a compilation of issues from 1929 to 2008. That’s when it was scaled back to a weekly blog and now On Second Thought takes its place.

Kopana Terry, Curator of Newspapers for UK Libraries, took on The Kentucky Press digitized project when she and John Nelson began accessing KPA’s history for John’s book. And Kopana, who is secretary of the International Federation of Library Associations/News Media Section, will be conducting a session at the 2020 KPA Winter Convention on the importance of digitizing newspapers and UK’s process. The convention will be January 23-24 at the Hilton Inn in downtown Lexington. Kopana’s session on the Kentucky Digital Newspaper Project and the importance of digitization will be on Friday, January 24.

Meantime, if you want to read about KPA, its people, it services and its issues from 1929 to 2008, access the digital file of The Kentucky Press as listed above.

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