The Historical Record in the Post-Newspaper Age

Libraries and archives have played a major role in preserving newspapers and news reporting in other forms. How will the decline of the daily newspaper and the emergence of blogging and citizen journalism impact the survival of the journalistic record? This webcast will explore the preservation implications for historians. Case studies will include:

  • The New York Times online
  • The Associated Press
  • Harvard University Twitter archive
Monday, October 5 2:00 pm
Tuesday, October 6 10:00 am
Wednesday, October 7 12:00 Noon

Political Science, Sociology, and Economics

In the fields of political science, sociology, and economics, digital technology has led to an explosion of data and information. This webcast will examine how both nonprofit and commercial organizations aggregate and distribute information on public opinion, populations, and finance, and how researchers use those sources. The presentation will feature three case studies:

  • Cline Center for Democracy, Societal Infrastructures and Development Project
  • Dow Jones Factiva
  • National Opinion Research Center General Social Survey
Monday, November 9 2:00 pm
Tuesday, November 10 10:00 am
Wednesday, November 11 12:00 Noon


How can scientific researchers identify the best repositories for their data? Based on a case study of Chemical Abstracts Service, CRL has identified factors to help determine how well an organization can manage scientific information for the long term. This webcast will examine financial, organizational, and technological characteristics of Open Access (PubChem, GenBank), proprietary (Chemical Abstracts Service, Beilstein), and institutional repositories.

Monday, December 7 2:00 pm
Tuesday, December 8 10:00 am
Wednesday, December 9 12:00 Noon