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1,000,000 Lines Corrected on Virginia Chronicle

1 millionthank youVirginia Chronicle, the Library of Virginia’s digital newspaper database, has surpassed an impressive milestone!

The Virginia Newspaper Project would like to give a big thank you to all of the Registered Users of Virginia Chronicle who have corrected text. Together, 363 text correctors have corrected over 1,000,000 lines of text–and the top five Registered Users have contributed more than 500,000 lines of corrections!

text correctPlease, let’s keep the text correction numbers climbing! The more text corrected on Virginia Chronicle, the more effectively searchable the digitized newspapers. By becoming a registered user and right clicking on a page, you’re ready to go.  Becoming a registered user also offers perks like being able to create PDFs of pages and create categorical lists of articles you’d like to save.

The “help” menu has clear instructions on how to correct text or you can visit an old Fit to Print blog, which also provides text-correction instructions and explains why it’s necessary and important. THANK YOU all and let’s go for two million!

p.s. Virginia Chronicle has added some new titles this week:

Bath News, 1895-1897

Daily Express (Petersburg), 1855-1867

Daily Index (Petersburg), 23 Oct. 1865

Jeffersonian Republican (Lynchburg), 1828-1829 

Petersburg Daily Index, 1866

Petersburg Index, 1866-1868

Salem Sentinel, 1895-1902

Southern Musical Advocate and Singer’s Friend, 1859-1860

Staunton Telegram, 5 May 1883

 

 

 

 

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