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The Resource Future-proofing the news : preserving the first draft of history, Kathleen A. Hansen, Nora Paul

Future-proofing the news : preserving the first draft of history, Kathleen A. Hansen, Nora Paul

Label
Future-proofing the news : preserving the first draft of history
Title
Future-proofing the news
Title remainder
preserving the first draft of history
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen A. Hansen, Nora Paul
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
News coverage is often described as the first draft of history. From the publication in 1690 of the first American newspaper, Publick Occurrences, to the latest tweet, news has been disseminated to inform its audience about what is going on in the world. But the preservation of news content has had it technological, legal, and organizational challenges. Over the centuries, as new means of finding, producing, and distributing news were developed, the methods used to ensure future generations' access changed, and new challenges for news content preservation arose. This book covers the history of news preservation (or lack thereof), the decisions that helped ensure (or doom) its preservation, and the unique preservation issues created by each new form of media. All but one copy of Publick Occurrences were destroyed by decree. The wood pulp-based newsprint used for later newspapers crumbles to dust. Early microfilm disintegrates to acid, and decades of microfilmed newspapers have already dissolved in their storage drawers. Early radio and television newscasts were rarely captured, and when they were, the technological formats for accessing the tapes have lone been superseded. Sounds and images stored on audio- and videotapes fade and become unreadable. The early years of web publication by news organizations were lost by changes in publishing platforms and a false security that everything on the Internet lives forever. In fifty or a hundred years, what will we be able to retrieve from today's news output? How will we tell the story of this time and place? Will we have better access to news produced in 1816 than news produced in 2016? These are some of the questions Future-Proofing the News aims to answer. -- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hansen, Kathleen A
Dewey number
071/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4855
LC item number
.H26 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Paul, Nora
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • American newspapers
  • Newspapers
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Press law
Label
Future-proofing the news : preserving the first draft of history, Kathleen A. Hansen, Nora Paul
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who needs yesterday's news? -- Newspapers -- Visual news -- Newsreels -- Radio news -- Television news -- The digital turn -- Digital news -- Challenges to news archive access -- What next?
Control code
ocn961007777
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781442267121
Lccn
2016043888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026882800
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442267121
  • (OCoLC)961007777
Label
Future-proofing the news : preserving the first draft of history, Kathleen A. Hansen, Nora Paul
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who needs yesterday's news? -- Newspapers -- Visual news -- Newsreels -- Radio news -- Television news -- The digital turn -- Digital news -- Challenges to news archive access -- What next?
Control code
ocn961007777
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781442267121
Lccn
2016043888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026882800
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442267121
  • (OCoLC)961007777

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