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Eric Hoyt <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:50:25 -0500
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I'm pleased to announce that Lantern, the new search and visualization 
platform for the Media History Digital Library, is now online. You can 
access the platform at http://lantern.mediahist.orgor simply type your 
query into the searchbox of the existing MHDL site:

I'm also happy to share the news that the first 20 years of Variety 
(Dec. 1905- Feb. 1926) is now freely available on the MHDL. 
Post-production on the next 20 years of Variety is underway.

The MHDL has digitized over 800,000 pages of out-of-copyright media 
publications for open access. Many of the rare magazines in our 
collection came from the Library of Congress Packard Campus, and you can 
see the full list of contributing individuals and sponsors on the 
credits webpage <>.The MHDL's 
searchable collections now include:

      Business Screen (1938-1973)
      Educational Screen (1922-1962)
      The Film Daily (1918-1948)
      International Photographer (1929-1941)
      International Projectionist  (1933-1965)
      Transactions of SMPE and Journal of SMPE (1915-1954)
      Motion Picture Magazine (1914-1941)
      Motography (1909-1918)
      Movie Classic (1931-1937)
      Movie Makers (1926-1953)
      Moving Picture World (1907-1919)
      The New Movie Magazine (1929-1935)
      Photoplay (1914-1943)
      Radio Annual and Television Yearbook (1938-1964)
      Radio Digest (1923-1933)
      Radio Mirror (1934-1963)
      Radio Broadcast (1922-1930)
      Sponsor (1946-1964)
      Talking Machine World (1906-1928)
      Variety (1905-1926)

In addition to searching Lantern, we invite you try out the homepage's 
interactive magazine gallery. You may visually sort the collections by 
genre, page count, circulation, and the number of academic citations. 
The covers link to our holdings of the magazine.

Lantern and the scanning of Variety were made possible through the 
support and close cooperation of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's 
Department of Communication Arts. Special thanks go to Tony Tran, Derek 
Long, Kit Hughes, Pete Sengstock, and Michele Hilmes at UW-Madison and 
Carl Hagenmaier, Wendy Hagennmaier, Andy Myers, Joseph Pomp, Anne Helen 
Petersen, and David Pierce at the MHDL.

Please give Lantern a try and encourage your students to use it this 
Fall. I'm also collecting user metrics and "impact stories" for my 
tenure dossier, so if this platform proves valuable to your research 
and/or teaching, please drop me a line and let me know.

Eric Hoyt

Eric Hoyt
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vilas Communication Hall 6052
821 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706-1497
(608) 262-1637
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Co-Director: Media History Digital Library

Designer, Developer, Producer: Lantern

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