CRL awarded an NEH preservation grant for improving access to ICON’s Latin American newspapers

Thursday, June 7, 2007

CRL has been awarded a $350,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access grant to support the next phase of the International Coalition on Newspapers (ICON) project. The next phase will preserve and list Latin American newspapers in U.S. repositories through five initiatives: microfilming of nine newspaper titles from Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela; digitization of key reference sources on international newspapers; expansion of ICON’s international newspaper database; and supporting local cataloging efforts at institutions with extensive Latin American holdings.

ICON project activities are realized through a partnership with CRL, the Library of Congress, Library and Archives Canada, the British Library, and several major North American research libraries with significant foreign newspaper holdings. ICON has been administered by CRL since 1999.