4 articles About the collection

History of the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

The CHNC began as a joint endeavor of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP). The CHNC was started with two grants awarded to the CDP totaling $370,000 — a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant provided by the Colorado State Library and an Institute for Museum and Library…

What is the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes 196+ newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923 and beyond (with publisher permission, we can digitize through 1963). Newspapers come from throughout the state, and the languages represented in the collection include¬†English, German, Spanish, and Swedish. The CHNC provides access to over 825,557¬†digitized pages from…

What is METS/ALTO?

METS and ALTO are XML standards maintained by the Library of Congress. The METS standard is a flexible schema for describing a complex digital object (like a digitized newspaper issue). METS describes the structure of the object but does not encode the actual textual content of the object. The ALTO standard fills this void by…

Getting permission to reprint or republish articles from Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Collection

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) online is available for the private and public enjoyment. The content contained in the collection is NOT available for copying, re-sale, re-use or incorporation into commercial applications, services, resources, databases or any other products without express, written permission from the Colorado State Library, and its partner, History Colorado. Based…