As a collaborative effort, the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)  capitalizes on the willingness of participating projects to share information with state partners on lessons learned and successful strategies. New projects profit from the experience of ongoing projects and all participants learn from the multiple perspectives of the various NDNP partners--from state libraries and archives to historical societies and universities.
Every year, representatives from the ongoing state projects meet in Washington, DC to introduce new projects to the program, discuss progress in their state, and recommend new directions for the NDNP. At the 2012 meeting, staff from several projects made presentations on how they are improving project management, promoting use of their state newspaper collection and of Chronicling America , and expanding digitization programs. Some of these presentations were captured in “Lighting Talks” viewable here .
Lightning Talks (Click on the links to jump to a specific talk)