May 21, 2022

Digitization and Preservation of Newspaper Collections Are Focus of Latest Issue of International Preservation News

The May 2012 Issue of International Preservation News (No. 56) was made available online (via IFLA) a couple of days ago. The full text is available as a PDF file. It runs 40 pages.

The issue features six articles that look at newspaper digitization and preservation.

Articles Found in May 2012 Issue of IPN:

Digitization and Preservation of Newspaper Collections

Old Wine in New Bottles: Historic Newspapers Online
by Edmund King

Digitization of Corriere della Sera Historical Archives Walter Colombo
by Walter Colombo

Sustainability in the United States National Digital Newspaper Program
by Deborah Thomas and Mark Sweeney

Saving Our Past into the Future: the Preservation and Digitisation of Old Newspapers at Shanghai Library
by Chen Xuyan

The National Library of South Africa and the Digitization of the Early Years of the Black Press
by Douwe Drijfhout

Chronicles of Preservation: Training Program for Handling and Preservation of Microfilmsand Photographs in Libraries and Archives Provided by the National Diet Library
by Shigehito Hisanaga

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