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Hi Everyone,
The program below celebrates the addition of new material to our
Chronicling America site.  Please distribute this announcement to anyone
you feel would be interested.  
Thanks,
Judy Graves

Extra!  Extra!  More than 1.7 Million Newspaper Pages Now Online

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Get the news of yesteryear here!
Explore contemporary reports of the fight for women's rights, St.
Patrick's Day celebrations, baseball scores, earthquakes, and more! 
It's the news you want and the news you need from Chronicling America,
the Library of Congress gateway to America's historic newspapers,
published between 1880 and 1922. Join Library of Congress staff for a
sampling of century-old headlines and articles of significant events
that echo in the headlines of today.

When:  Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time; 1:00
Central; noon Mountain; 11:00 a.m. Pacific; and 5:00 p.m. GMT.

To attend, go to OPAL at http://www.opal-online.org/ .  From the Quick
Links column on the left, choose Auditorium.

1.  Returning OPAL participants should click on the phrase "Click here
to enter the room" in the center of the screen.
2.  First time participants should follow the directions highlighted in
the gray rectangle in the center of the screen.
3.  Type your name (no password is required) and click "Log on" to
enter the online conference.

NOTE:  Allow yourself time to download the small software plugin needed
to participate in the conference.  Depending on your network security
requirements, you may need assistance from your local technical support
group to download and install the plugin.  Actual installation should be
very quick, depending on your computer and connectivity.  For a complete
description of system requirements, see
http://www.conference321.com/masteradmin/systemreqs.asp?id=rs1641902f62b4
.

Tips for first time users can be found at
http://www.opal-online.org/firsttimetips.htm .


To learn more about programs sponsored by the Library of Congress
Digital Reference Section, see Virtual Programs & Services -
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/ .

To learn more about Chronicling America, see
http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/ . 

To learn more about the Library's Newspaper & Current Periodical
Reading Room, see http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/ .

To register for an orientation to the Library’s online materials, see
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/orientation.html . 


Judith K. Graves
Digital Projects Coordinator
Digital Reference Section
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4604

Email:  jgrav [at] loc [dot] gov
(v)202/707-2562; [f]202/252-3116
Virtual Programs & Services: http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/
Library of Congress:  http://www.loc.gov/