“On the Record” A Forum on Electronic Media and the Preservation of News
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Event Contact: James Simon - jsimon [at] crl [dot] edu
Conference Summary and Outcomes
Conference Summary and Outcomes are now available in CRL's Winter 2008-2009 FOCUS on Global Resources newsletter
The pages of the world’s newspapers have traditionally provided a detailed record of the notable events and interests of the communities for which they were produced. Much of this “first rough draft of history” has been preserved intact for decades and even centuries in research libraries and archives. Today news is produced and delivered in digital media that are inherently dynamic and fugitive, challenging society’s ability to ensure the survival of yesterday’s reporting for future study.
“On the Record” will bring individuals from journalism and the news media, academia, business, policy research, together with those who map library strategies for collecting and preservation to explore these challenges. Participants will explore the myriad new ways in which news content is created, distributed and consumed, and engage in focused discussions to formulate innovative strategies for preservation and access to these materials.
Speakers' PowerPoint presentations are available as PDF files below.