Presenter: James Simon, Director of International Resources, CRL
Journalism’s rich and detailed record of world events has earned newspapers distinction as “the first rough draft of history.” Today, the Web provides instantaneous access to current news, upending the existing library model for preserving and providing access to yesterday’s news. This free Webinar for CRL members, based on a preconference workshop at the 2009 Charleston Conference, will survey the new models for scholarly and student news access:
- How today’s researchers use paper, broadcast, and electronic news: text-mining for finance and national security, bias analysis for history and policymaking, etc.
- Newspaper digital back file collections: cost, content, and performance from Chronicling America to LexisNexis;
- What the Google News Archive Search means for libraries;
- Strategies for bridging the void: moving from microform to digital without losing the past.