Suggested Readings

In preparing for the 2017 eDesiderata Forum, CRL recommends the following articles and reports that provide some insight into the current digital news landscape. 

On managing news assets by producers:

  • Center for Research Libraries, Preserving News in the Digital Environment (2011), CRL. 
    Study undertaken by the Center for Research Libraries to map the “lifecycle” of news content published in print and on the Web.
  • Jane Coulter and Evan Sandhaus How to Build a Times Machine (2016), The New York Times.
    A detailed account of the process The Times used in creating and expanding the TimesMachine and the interesting technical challenges of providing access to a digital NYT archive. 
  • Chuck Fishman. Past and Present: The Evolution of Media Company CMS Platforms, Acquia blog, October 15, 2015.
    The first in a series of blog posts from Acquia (web development company) offers an introduction to content management systems and their uses in the media sector. 
  • PBS. The PBS Core Data Model: an Overview.
    Information on PBS's new digital core data model for organizing, relating, and presenting local and national PBS digital content.

On scholarly uses of digital news:

On libraries and news preservation:

The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

Vietnamese Newspapers Essential for Berkeley Dissertation

UC Berkeley graduate student uses CRL’s extensive collection of South Vietnamese newspapers for his dissertation on the social history of the interregnum period, 1963-1967..

Helping Libraries Deal with ‘Big’ Data

At CRL’s 2018 Global Collections Forum, Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Head of Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections at Stanford University Libraries, discussed how satellite imagery and large geospatial datasets are being used as source materials for scholars in a variety of disciplines, and the new types of library support they require.