Behind the Scenes: Digitization

Getting a newspaper digitized and online is no simple task. It takes the US Caribbean & Florida Digital Newspaper Project (USCFDNP) 2 years and dozens of people from around the world to digitize approximately 100,000 pages of historic newspapers. Microfilm The digitization process starts with microfilm. Most historic newspapers we have today in libraries surviveContinue reading Behind the Scenes: Digitization

More than 400,000 pages digitized

Today, August 31, 2021, marks the end of Phase 4 of our project. We accomplished so much in the last eight years, primarily the digitization of more than 400,000 pages of historical newspapers published in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The summary below breaks down our accomplishments into some data points. TitlesContinue reading More than 400,000 pages digitized

Celebrating Chronicling America’s 10 Million Pages

October 7, 2015 UF Libraries’ Florida and Puerto Rico Newspaper Project Celebrates Contributions to Chronicling America’s 10 Million Pages Free, searchable database of historic newspapers reflects Florida & Puerto Rico history The University of Florida and the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras today join the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities inContinue reading Celebrating Chronicling America’s 10 Million Pages


Welcome! The Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project(FPRDNP) is a collaboration between the University of Florida Smathers Libraries and the library at the University of Puerto Rico– Rio Piedras, as part of the state and territory’s involvement in the NDNP. The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) and the LibraryContinue reading Introduction