The Library’s tech elves have been laboring away in their workshop to upgrade the user experience on our Chronicling America website.
Over recent weeks, the Library of Congress has implemented changes to Chronicling America that improve and expand use of historic American newspapers digitized for the National Digital Newspaper Program, a joint project with the NEH.
Most changes are behind-the-scenes, but users will notice some differences – search results as thumbnail images, increased performance, and persistent (i.e., “bookmarkable”) URLs in use throughout the site. In addition, we’ve improved the site to provide open access through standard protocols.
Check out the Upgrade Details page here for more information, and stay tuned for more Chronicling America news.