AboutNebraska Public Documents is a collaborative effort between the Nebraska Library Commission, the Nebraska State Historical Society, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Nebraska Library Commission
Nebraska State Records Board
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Nebraska Public Documents is a publication comparable to the federal U.S. Serial Set but for the State of Nebraska. Until now, the publication was not widely available, often in fragile condition, and not indexed. Digitization of these documents was first proposed by James Shaw, government documents librarian at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Based on Jim’s original idea, the following institutions wholeheartedly jumped on board: the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Library Commission, and the Nebraska State Historical Society. All of these partners have contributed funding and staff time to the project.
In the first phase of the project, Nebraska documents in the collections at the New York Public Library, microfilmed in the 1990s with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, have been digitized through a University of Nebraska-Lincoln contract with the OCLC Preservation Service Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Using raw data supplied by OCLC, a template for enhancements and search applications was created by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In the future, the project partners anticipate that reports missing from the microfilm will be digitized using paper copies found in the collections at the Nebraska Library Commission, the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Users will notice that digitized reports prior to 1891 are very scattered, and so we encourage you to use this site as a means of winnowing data.
Beth Goble, Nebraska Library Commission
Lori Sailors, Nebraska Library Commission
Jennifer Wrampe, Nebraska Library Commission
Evelyn Kubert, Nebraska Library Commission
Shannon White, Nebraska Library Commission
Andrea Faling, Nebraska State Historical Society
Cindy Drake, Nebraska State Historical Society
James Shaw, University of Nebraska–Omaha
Katherine Walter, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Laura Weakly, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Brian Pytlik Zillig, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Charles D. Bernholz, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Zach Bajaber, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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