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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Do or Die for community radio in Salem


If you want a locally-owned and run, community-powered, non-corporate radio station here in the Mid-Valley, better act now.

KMUZ has to either get on the air or lose the construction permit (that leads to a broadcast license) that they have worked so hard to get and fund. Get over there and help if you share the vision. Or resign yourself to the increasingly corporate-dominated KOPB.

Time Travel: Historic Oregon Newspapers digitized and available for you

Oregonian Building, in Portland, Oregon.Image via WikipediaJason Stone of the University of Oregon will provide information on the new
Historic Oregon Newspapers database on:

7 p.m., Tuesday, July 19,
Anderson Room B at Salem Public Library,
585 Liberty St SE.

Historic Oregon Newspapers is the culmination of more than two years’ work by staff at the University of Oregon Libraries, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a number of state agencies and stakeholders.

Anyone interested in Oregon history will be pleased to learn of the launch of the University of Oregon’s Historic Oregon Newspapers website. Through this new internet resource, the public has unprecedented access to “first draft” historical materials originally published by Oregon journalists between 1846 and 1922.

The website includes more than 180,000 pages of digital content drawn from historic newspapers that include the Salem Capital Journal and the Portland Oregonian.

This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Information/Reference Desk at 503-588-6052, or visit the Oregon Digital Newspaper Project’s website.

Visit Salem Public Library website.
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