2016 IFLA News Media Satellite Conference

News, New Roles, & Preservation Advocacy: Moving Libraries into Action


10 – 12 August 2016


The Hilton, Lexington, Kentucky, USA



10-12 August 2016


The Hilton, Lexington, Kentucky, 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.

Please see the Call for Papers on the IFLA WLIC 2016 website.

Conference, News Media

Last update: 11 May 2018