In This Issue

This issue of FOCUS reports on the recent Global Resources Forum "On the Record"—A Forum on Electronic Media and the Preservation of News. The Forum was held in October at the New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library. It brought together individuals from many fields—journalism and the news media, academia, business, and policy research—with those who map library strategies for collecting and preservation, to explore the ways in which today’s news content is created, distributed, and consumed. Attendees heard presentations from distinguished experts and engaged in focused discussions to formulate a library agenda for news preservation and access. The Global Resources forums are important agenda-building events for CRL. "On the Record" helped us identify and understand the new challenges that CRL and the libraries in its community face in the collecting and preservation of news reporting. We here summarize many of the ideas raised in the Forum, and outline an agenda for meeting the challenges identified.