Singletary Memorial Library In Rusk, Texas, Gets $60,288 Grant To Place 60 Years Of Newspaper’s Archives On Web

Posted by admin on May 5, 2010

After four months of waiting, Cherokeean Herald managing editor Terrie Gonzalez and Singletary Memorial Library head librarian Amy Derrington received the news they had been waiting for: the library received a $60,288 grant through the Tocker Foundation for the digitization of microfilm of the Cherokeean Herald newspaper. The library currently has microfilm for each issue of the paper from 1950 to the present.

“Microfilm is pretty much obsolete, so all of the issues will be digitized,” Ms. Derrington said. “Once we get everything digitalized, we won’t have to do a manual search of each microfilm. We can do one search online. It will be a great new resource.”

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