Chronicling America Data ChallengePosted: November 8, 2015
National competition calls upon hackers and data enthusiasts to delve into historic newspapers
“The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has launched a nationwide contest, challenging members of the public to produce creative web-based projects using data pulled from Chronicling America, the digital repository of historic U.S. newspapers….Chronicling America provides free digital access to ten million pages of historically significant newspapers published in the United States between 1836 and 1922.
In a competition posted at Challenge.gov, NEH encourages contestants to develop data visualizations, web-based tools, or other innovative web-based projects using…a user-friendly Application Program Interface (API) to explore the data contained in Chronicling America data.”
For more program information, please visit the NEH’s program page at http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/national-digital-newspaper-program or for technical information, visit the LC site at http://www.loc.gov/ndnp/ …. Read more about it and follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm #10Million!