A Collaborative Approach to Newspaper Preservation


  • Ana Krahmer University of North Texas
  • Laura Douglas




This column explores a collaborative undertaking between the Denton Public Library in Denton, Texas, and the University of North Texas Libraries (UNT) to build digital access to the city of Denton’s newspaper of record, the Denton Record-Chronicle (DRC). The process included coordination with the newspaper publisher, solidifying agreements between the libraries, obtaining grant funding for the project, and ensuring scheduled uploads to build digital access to the DRC via The Portal to Texas History’s Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP). TDNP builds open access to Texas newspapers, and the partnership between the Denton Public Library and UNT exemplifies the value of collaboration to preserving history and building digital access to research materials

Author Biography

Laura Douglas

Laura Douglas, is the librarian in charge of the Special Collections with the Denton Public Library which houses the genealogy, Texana, and local Denton history collections as well as the Denton municipal archives. In her work, she regularly assists patrons with newspaper research questions specifically related to Denton newspapers.




How to Cite

Krahmer, A., & Douglas, L. (2020). A Collaborative Approach to Newspaper Preservation. Information Technology and Libraries, 39(3). https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v39i3.12593