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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