The Indiana State Library is moving forward with a newspaper digitization program funded by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The ISL website has this program notice:
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Library will host a
public program on Friday, July 13 featuring Ms. Deborah Thomas, the
National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) coordinator for the Library of
Congress. Ms. Thomas will discuss the Chronicling America
website and the importance of digitizing and preserving historic
newspapers published in Indiana. The presentation will take place at
the State Library at 315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, in the History
Reference Room from 10:30 AM to noon (EDT).
Indiana is one of twenty-nine states currently participating in the NDNP
program. The Indiana State Library, in partnership with the Indiana
Historical Society, is digitizing a selection of Indiana’s historically
significant newspapers as part of the National Endowment for the
Humanities (NEH) NDNP grant. Newspapers digitized as part of this
two-year project will be included in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov).
Go to the ISL main page for the news release. The program has a Blog and a Wiki you can follow and looks like lots of good stuff might be happening. Wonder what part the Indiana State Government is funding?