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Summer 2011 | Volume 30, Number 4 | Download PDF
Newspaper Preservation

Comments on the Summer 2011 issue of FOCUS on Global Resources from CRL President Bernard Reilly.

A new CRL report, produced for the Library of Congress examines the “lifecycle” of news content and how it affects electronic preservation strategies.  

CRL recently was awarded IMLS funding for a two-year project to create a single database of information about the holdings of newspaper collections, and to expose metadata on historic newspapers and their digital versions.

This widely popular newspaper digitization collaboration now provides access to more than 250,000 issues online, with modules from Latin America, Africa, and South Asia, and plans for Eastern Europe and a second Latin American module.

CRL and some of its Global Network groups are participating in free trials and licensing access to select titles.

This rare collection of materials published during the 1940s provides valuable source material for the study of Cossack involvement in World War II.

CRL has recently added several newspaper titles to its collection, now available for scholar access.

Although Israel has over 20 privately owned dailies, Haaretz is the nation’s most widely read morning paper and is considered the most influential and respected for its news coverage and commentary.

Reviews of online databases of historic newspapers are a key element of a new feature on CRL’s website, the Global Resources Forum.

Times of India jobbing composing room, November 1898. © British Library Board (Photo 643/[15])
Times of India jobbing composing room, November 1898. © British Library Board (Photo 643/[15])