Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive

30 03 2010

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive

The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to fourteen newspaper titles published in Atlanta from 1847 to 1922. Consisting of over 67,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site will provide users with a record of Atlanta’s history from its origins as a railroad terminus, through the devastation of the Civil War, to its eventual growth into one of the nation’s largest cities.

The archive includes the following Atlanta newspaper titles:

Atlanta Daily Examiner (1857)

Atlanta Daily Herald (1873-1876)

Atlanta Georgian (1906-1911)

Atlanta Intelligencer (1851, 1854-1871)

Atlantian (1911-1922), Daily/Georgia Weekly Opinion (1867-1868)

Gate-City Guardian (1861)

Georgia Literary and Temperance Crusader (1860-1861)

New Era (1869-1872)

Southern Confederacy (1861-1864)

Southern Miscellany and Upper Georgia Whig (1847)

Southern World (1882-1885)

Sunny South (1875-1907)

Weekly Constitution (1869-1882)

The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspaper Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1958, 1984-1986), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at


GOLD GALILEO Conference 2010

19 03 2010

Help librarians across Georgia celebrate the importance of resource sharing – and the accomplishments of GALILEO‘s first 15 years – by submitting a proposal for the 2010 GOLD/GALILEO Annual Users Group Conference!

This year’s event will be held Friday, August 13, at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center & Hotel in Athens.

The unprecedented hard economic times of 2010 will test the resolve of the entire GOLD and GALILEO library collaboration community. Our library members trust us to help fill collection gaps with books and magazines, reduce duplicate subscriptions, provide borrowing privileges for items not locally available, take advantage of reference resources, provide readers advisory and literary criticism and even extend their library hours through 24/7 online access. Members want us to help patrons find resources on careers, effective job searching, home business operation, and resume writing. They want us to explore occupational and educational paths – and save money on magazine and database subscriptions in the process.

To meet these needs, we must rely more heavily then ever on our virtual statewide library, GALILEO. Come join us as we turn the 15th birthday of this treasured resource into one GOLDen occasion!

The GOLD/GALILEO Annual Users Group Conference draws more than 300 librarians, paraprofessionals and technical staff from academic libraries, public libraries, schools and special libraries throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Our Users Group Advisory Committee invites the submission of presentation proposals no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, April 1. Accepted submissions will be offered space in a one-hour concurrent session.

Proposals may involve any of the following suggested topics:

* Emerging technologies and improvement of the library user experience

* Resource Sharing, document delivery and collaborative sharing

* Grant writing, planning, funding, execution and administration

* Library workflow transition to E-Resources

* User-Centered program design – especially for those traditionally under served

* Library and GALILEO success stories about education and economic development

* Distance education and information literacy

* Electronic and digital resource management and web site design

* Maintaining a culture of innovation that brings together technical services, public services and systems

* Library filtering, security and patron privacy

* Advocacy for library funding during hard economic times

Proposal guidelines

All submissions must include a session title, a short description of the concurrent session and the names, job titles and e-mail addresses of those who will be presenting.

Please be sure to note your intended audience and send you submission via e-mail to Toni Zimmerman at Notice of acceptance e-mails will be sent by April 9.