What is the Newspaper Digitizing Project?
Nelson and Superior Libraries are working on a project that will take all of the Nuckolls County newspapers and digitize them from microfilm into a computer program, and makes them keyword searchable.
There are 250+ reels from 13 different newspapers dating back to 1884. As of now the only newspapers outside of the State Historical Society (in Lincoln) are the Superior papers and most of the Nelson papers.
Sampling of Reels and how it works.
The libraries have 6 reels of film digitized and available to be searched from a webpage set up for this project. The newspapers that are searchable for this first step in our project are:
Nelson Gazette 1924-1927
Superior Express 1966-1969
Hardy Herald 1892-1900
Oak News 1897-1904
Ruskin Leader 1903-1905
There are four ways of reaching this website:
http://libraries.ne.gov/superior, Or http://libraries.ne.gov/nelson, Or http://nuckollscountyne.advantage-preservation.com, Or our QR code.
The program is very easy to use. Type in to search for a name, place, event, newspaper title, or look by year. The search “hits” will be highlighted on the newspaper page. You can then download, upload, print, or e-mail.
The list of the newspapers in Nuckolls County to be digitized are:
Cadam Progress 1 reel
Hardy Herald 19 reels
Lawrence Enterprise 1 reel
Lawrence Locomotive 31 reels
Nelson Gazette 58 reels
Nuckolls County Herald 17 reels
The Oak Leaf 5 reels
The Weekly Tribune 1 reel
Ruskin Leader 12 reels
Superior Weekly Journal- Superior Sun – Superior Daily Journal–
Feb. 28,1888-12/30/2017 107 reels
If you want to donate:
Any size donation to this project would be greatly appreciated. You can donate to either the Superior Foundation or to the Nuckolls County Foundation/Nelson Library.
“Adopt a Reel” is where you can adopt (purchase) one or more reels of film of your choice. Your name will be placed on our newspaper donor page for your generous donation.
Each reel of film will cost the $125.00 to have it digitized. We are hoping to use donations as matching funds for a grant.
If you have any questions contact either of the libraries for more information. Contact information can be found on this website.
We will be having another Book Folding class on Feb. 10th starting at 2:00 PM. You don’t need to bring anything and it is free of charge. If you are interested call or stop in to the library. 402 879-4200 or 449 N. Kansas, Superior NE.
The library is saving UPC seals from the Best Choice products. Any UPC seals that you would like to donate can be put in a bag and dropped off in the book drop, bring them inside, or anywhere else you find us. These are then turned in for money we can use at the library. Thank- you.
Activities, games, food and noise makers. Ball drops at Noon.
Library will be closed Saturday morning for party.
If you have any animals that you would like to donate drop them off at the Library or you can put them in the book drop if we are not open. This is going to be a craft program for children 5th grade through 12th.
Thank you for any donation you can give.
449 N. Kansas – Book drop is in the alley.