Class Spotlight

Newspaper Collections: How to Manage, Preserve, and Digitize (Multi-Session Event)

  • March 25, 2 pm – 4 pm ET
  • March 26, 2 pm – 4 pm ET

This four-hour online class is designed to help institutions identify common preservation issues with newspaper collections and develop strategies for maintaining access to their content.

Newspapers have an important role in our lives. They are a place for reporting on current information and upcoming events. Over time, they become a historic record of our activities, politics, opinions, weather, and businesses. Preserving this record can prove to be a challenge – especially when we consider local and regional papers. In this class we will investigate the preservation of newspapers and the role that reformatting has in that effort. We will explore the issues and benefits with microfilm and digitization options. We look at issues of accessibility, copyright, and best practices to aid in our preservation efforts. We will also examine sample projects to see how some institutions are dealing with their newspaper collections.

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