"This post is derived from a talk David Brunton, current Chief of Repository Development at the Library of Congress, gave to a group of librarians in 2015."
Using the Chronicling America API as an example, he argues that "researchers are, in general, subject to at least three constraints that make simplification of APIs a priority:
The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to announce that the first batch of Wisconsin newspapers are now available on the Library of Congress historic newspaper site Chronicling America. Currently available is the Wood County Reporter of Grand Rapids, 1858-02-17 to 1890-03-13 with more of this title to come shortly.
What is a Hoosier?: Learn What Digital Historic Newspapers Reveal While Exploring Community History
Saturday, November 12, 2—3:30pm
Indiana State Library, Author’s Room
The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to welcome Randi Ramsden as Project Assistant to the National Digital Newspaper Program. Randi recently graduated from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, were she earned an MA in American Studies; her thesis "A real poor folks’ movement”? – A Critical Analysis of the White Community Project in the Freedom Summer (1964) utilized collections at WHS.
New Jersey will become part of the Chronicling America digitized newspapers project hosted by the Library of Congress, thanks to Rutgers University, the NJ State Library and the NJ State Archives.
Target for initial batch being "live" is October of 2017. See the press release from Rugters for more information.