Many CRL research libraries have long borne the burden of preserving the retired files of newspaper publishers and broadcasters. As traditional newspapers crumble and electronic media ascend, how will news be preserved for future generations? This issue of FOCUS on Global Resources covers recent discussions at the Library of Congress on the challenges of preserving electronic news.
Preservation efforts recently received a needed boost by the Department of Education, which awarded more than $2 million in grant funds to research libraries and other higher education institutions through its Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA) program. The TICFIA grants support dissemination of information on regions and countries other than the United States, helping to make documents and records of many world regions available to researchers. We are proud to report that these new projects are all based at or affiliated with libraries that participate in CRL’s Global Resources Network.