November 16, 2017
Preserving News on the Margins
Why is this particular project needed?
- Historic preservation efforts (microfilm projects, etc.) have usually focused on mainstream voices – even if the efforts have been focused on smaller communities
- Many of you may participate in a statewide newspaper digitization project and/or NDNP. We all LOVE and APPRECIATE those projects, but we realize that ALL projects have limitations.
- Papers that are born-digital or potentially have copyright challenges are usually avoided
- We have often brokered deals with vendors who have digitized our materials to place behind a paywall. While there are cases where this makes sense, it is still restricted/privileged access and might include preservation? (trusted source?)