Archivieren – aufbereiten – digitale Lebenswelten für die Forschung verfügbar halten: was können, was sollten Bibliotheken angesichts der Umwälzungen des Nachrichtenmarktes leisten?

Archiving – Processing – Preserving the Digital Environment for Academic Research: What Can, What Should Libraries Provide in the Face of Changing News Media?

The IFLA News Media Section and its 2015 symposia

Abstract: The 2015 conferences of the IFLA News Media Section had different focus themes: In Stockholm, special attention was devoted to the development of new digital news media and the libraries’ tasks in the field of legal deposit collections. In Pretoria and Cape Town (IFLA WLIC), the digitisation of historic newspapers, especially referring to African scenarios, was the central topic. Furthermore, activities are reported regarding the adaptation of digital news material for educational and other purposes.

Author: Ulrich Hagenah

Read the full paper (in German) here.

 

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Deadline for abstract proposals extended to 29 April 2016

 

Call for Papers: 2016 IFLA WLIC Open Session by Information Technology Section joint with Preservation and Conservation Section and News Media Section

Theme: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Current State of Born Digital News
Date: 13-19 August 2016
Venue: Columbus, Ohio, USA

http://www.ifla.org/node/10142?og=79

 

Call for Papers: 2016 IFLA News Media Satellite Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Theme: News, new roles & preservation advocacy: moving libraries into action
Date: 10-12 August 2016
Venue: The Hilton, downtown Lexington, KY, USA

http://www.ifla.org/node/10139?og=79

 

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2016 IFLA News Media Conference, Hamburg, Germany

Registration for IFLA International News Media Conference in Hamburg, 20-22 April 2016 has been extended till April 12. For more information, please visit: http://blogs.sub.uni-hamburg.de/ifla-newsmedia/

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Call for Papers: 2016 IFLA WLIC Open Session by Information Technology Section joint with Preservation and Conservation Section and News Media Section

Theme: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Current State of Born Digital News
Date: 13-19 August 2016
Venue: Columbus, Ohio, USA

The IFLA 2016 theme, “Collections. Collaboration. Community,” touches on highly significant elements required to make digital preservation of news content possible. Access to large-scale digital newspaper content has evolved how libraries and library professionals deal with multiple aspects of their work, including civic engagement, technology, legal considerations, and researcher support. Programmes and initiatives across the world are devoted to digitising and preserving yesterday’s news. But what about today’s news which is often created and delivered in a digital only format? Everyone is struggling with identifying and collecting material from the ever increasing and constantly changing sources in a diversified media landscape. Failing to preserve today’s news not only means losing large amounts of our cultural heritage, but it will impact how tomorrow’s news is reported as the available body of information will be incomplete.

For libraries and archives to maintain our mission to preserve and make accessible these cultural resources, we need to collaborate within our local communities and home institutions, between organizations, and across borders, all of which require close collaboration with publishers themselves.

This open session will reflect on how the task of continuously creating new solutions for preserving born digital media is a collaboration between many different stakeholders, some with competing interests.

Proposal abstracts must be submitted by 4 March 2016. More details here.

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Call for Papers: 2016 IFLA News Media Satellite Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Theme: News, new roles & preservation advocacy: moving libraries into action
Date: 10-12 August 2016
Venue: The Hilton, downtown Lexington, KY, USA

Coined as “history’s first draft,” newspapers support cultural identity preservation and representation, even while they document significant historic events. Ironically, born-digital news from the early 21st-century is at risk of loss due to lack of curation and preservation infrastructure.

Starting in the early 2000s, both newspapers and digital news services have created and continue to create a preponderance of data that quickly floats adrift in digital format, after it is no longer timely. This satellite meeting seeks proposals about how different news preservation players serve news content creators through digital curation and preservation support, with emphasis examining strategies toward legal deposit and preservation on local, state, and national levels.

Proposal abstracts must be submitted by 1 April 2016. More details here.

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Call for Papers: 2016 IFLA News Media Conference, Hamburg, Germany

Theme: Reviving the past and keeping up with the future – the libraries’ role in preserving and providing access to newspapers and news media
Date: 20-22 April 2016
Venue: Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, Lichthof

The landscape of current news media is increasingly multifaceted, from printed newspapers, e-papers and broadcast to social media, news portals and genres evolving from day to day. This rapid change is accompanied and driven by an enormous diversification of journalism – professional vs. citizen journalism, data driven journalism, the flood of visual material, etc. These changes raise questions of quality assurance, of orientation in this vast landscape, and, for cultural heritage institutions, of selection criteria and methods for preservation and access.

The conference will reflect how libraries are and should be deeply involved in these efforts and how they try to manage new media diversity in the light of their archiving and access roles.

Submission of proposal abstracts has extended to 31 December 2015. Full details here: (English) (German)

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Born-Digital News: It’s Not Dead Yet

As I wrote in “The Archivist’s Blues,” a massive amount of information being created by an exploding Web is in danger of disappearing before we remember that it was there. For news websites who create “born-digital news,” this is especially perilous, as so much news crucial to a community’s health and identity is likely to vanish from the record.

That’s what participants were warned at “Down The Memory Hole II: An Action Assembly” (DMH-2), a conference last May to address the needs of born-digital news preservation. The two-day event involved a wide swath of memory stakeholders — press associations, journalists, technologists, publishers, archivists, librarians and vendors — and it ended with some good tentative first steps now being taken.

Tentative, because amid the wild explosion of born-digital news, nothing yet feels very substantial in reversing the trend down the memory hole.

And there are no experts, no proven solutions. Just a cross-disciplinary crew dedicating to approaching it from every conceivable angle . Out of that comes a tentative view of what’s next.

This post will look at some of the ideas — and solutions — that have percolated up in the time since.

Reproduced with permission from the author, David Cohea. The full article can be found here: https://medium.com/on-archivy/born-digital-news-it-s-not-dead-yet-6324674e1142

 

 

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