2007.06.19 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
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UNO Student Newspaper Archive Now All-Digital; Issues Available Back to 1920s
Omaha - Nearly every issue of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) student newspaper, The Gateway, is now available. The depth and breadth of this all-digital offering stretches back to the 1920s.
“It’s an amazing resource and completely searchable,” said Les Valentine, UNO university archivist. “People can browse through old papers, look for a specific topic or name and even search advertisements. Anyone doing research on UNO or Omaha will find this incredibly helpful.”
UNO’s Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library coordinated the digitization effort and is committed to digitizing additional and forthcoming issues of the campus newspaper. The online Gateway can be accessed at http://library.unomaha.edu/collections/gateway/.
The online Gateway project was created by Olive Software, and is part of a slate of UNO Centennial happenings, events and celebrations. The UNO Centennial Celebration will start in October of 2008.
Olive has worked with a variety of other higher education institutions, including Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Oberlin College, Penn State University, Princeton University and the University of Chicago. Digitzing The Gateway took five months and encompasses more than 39,000 pages of text or 14 gigabytes of information.
“Philip L. Graham, publisher of the Washington Post described newspapers as the first rough draft of history. As preparations begin for the celebration of UNO's 100th anniversary in 2008, we believe it is fitting to provide digital access to the Gateway,” said John Christensen, UNO chancellor. “With this kind of easy access to nearly every issue, we strive to inspire students, faculty, staff and the community to prepare to celebrate the bright future of UNO and Omaha by studying the great past of this university.
The current issues of the Gateway are also online at www.unogateway.com. For more information, call (402) 554-3502.
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The University of Nebraska at Omaha will celebrate its 100th Anniversary beginning on October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant, and dynamic community. The centennial theme will be UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908. This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.
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