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Florida Digital Newspaper Library

Descriptive Information

Project and Contents Description
The Florida Digital Newspaper Library exists to provide access to the news and history of Florida. All of the over 1,000,000 pages of historic through current Florida newspapers in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library are openly and freely available with zoomable page images and full text. The Florida Digital Newspaper Library builds on the work done in microfilm within the Florida Newspaper Project.

The Florida Digital Newspaper Library includes:

* Current Florida newspapers, digitized from 2005 - present
* Digital Military Newspaper Library - a pilot project for military newspapers published in Florida and the Caribbean
* Historic Florida newspapers
* Historic News Accounts of Florida
With the exception of the East-Florida Gazette in the 1780s and a small press at Fernandina in 1817, Florida had no colonial newspapers. Even in the immediate aftermath of cession in 1821, only a few newspapers served Florida. Historic News Accounts of Florida consists of stories and reports about Florida gathered together by the Goza and Mickler families and donated to the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History. All are from non-Florida newpapers and cover events in Florida from 1762 - 1885. The articles pre-dating the Territorial Period help to "fill in" the journalistic record at a time when there was no Florida press, while the articles from after 1821 both complement and supplement news published in Florida.

Florida’s newspapers are a state treasure, the historian's and genealogist's best friend, and the community's collective memory. In the world of newspapers, today's news is already history, from the moment their stories are printed.
Geographic Coverage
Florida
Any non-U.S. Government Pubs
Yes
Other Government Publications
  • Local
  • State
  • Foreign or International
Publications Source
  • Borrowed from a Federal depository library

Administrative Information

Owner
Project Contact Name
Laurie Taylor
Institution Name
University of Florida
Institution Type
Educational Institution
Address
P.O. Box 117007, 32611, USA
E-mail
Telephone
352.273.2900
Secondary Contact Name
Laurie Taylor
Secondary Contact Email
Secondary Contact Phone
352.273.2900
Project Federally Funded:
Partially
Project Status
Ongoing
Digitization Conducted In-house
Yes
Visited
1163

Technical Information

Meets Criteria for Preservation
Yes
File Formats
TIFF, JPG2000, JPG, TEXT
Metadata Scheme in Use
METS
Metadata Encoded As
XML-METS
Restrictions on Access
No

Other Information