Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 Preview Webinar

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Online news content, today’s first rough draft of history, lasts about 100 days — the lifespan of a common flea. Addressing this urgent threat to cultural memory requires immediate action by individuals from all parts of society. Sign up now for an informative DTMH 2016 webinar to learn how you can help.

Join this webinar to:

Become a champion for preserving born-digital news content.
Learn why saving online news and social media is so critical.
Learn from born-digital news preservation experts.
Help shape a national agenda for saving online journalism.
Prepare yourself to attend the upcoming Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 forum Oct. 13 and 14 at UCLA Library.

Register for one of the following dates:

2 to 3 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 17.
2 to 3 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 16.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so please sign up today.

Speakers
Edward McCain, digital curator of journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and University of Missouri Libraries, leads the Journalism Digital News Archive agenda and founded JDNA’s Dodging the Memory Hole outreach initiative. His prime directive is saving the first rough draft of history created on a computer or digital sensor. McCain holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, a Master of Arts in Information Science degree from the University of Arizona and a graduate certificate in Digital Information Management from the University of Arizona.

Katherine Skinner is executive director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that builds networks and collaborative communities to help cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions achieve greater impact. Skinner, who has a doctorate from Emory University, has co-edited three books and co-authored the landmark “Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness” with Matt Schultz.

About the Dodging the Memory Hole series
DTMH 2016 continues previous efforts to save born-digital news content, but narrows the focus to protecting news content published online. This event will be the fourth in the Dodging the Memory Hole series, the Journalism Digital News Archive’s outreach initiative to preserve born-digital journalism. News content created on a computer or captured on a sensor faces a variety of threats, including hardware failures, software obsolescence, human-caused and environmental disasters, link rot and bit rot.

This event is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Award and a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. Additional support is provided by UCLA Library and the Educopia Institute.