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Digital preservation: Why is this important to me?

Journalists are dependent upon access to back files for research and context, but those back files may no longer be there. Almost all news content created in the U.S. today is digital, but digital content is even more fragile than print.

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home Resources and Services Saving the news: When your server crashes, you could lose decades of digital news content – forever

Saving the news: When your server crashes, you could lose decades of digital news content – forever


In 2002, the Columbia Missourian suffered a server crash. Their backups were hold in an obsolete version of a CMS.

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home Resources and Services Content Matters: An Interview with Edward McCain of the Reynolds Journalism Institute

Content Matters: An Interview with Edward McCain of the Reynolds Journalism Institute


For this installment of the Content Matters interview series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group I interviewed Edward McCain, digital curator of journalism at RJI and University of Missouri Libraries.

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home Resources and Services RJI,  University of Missouri Libraries team up to address digital archiving of news

RJI,  University of Missouri Libraries team up to address digital archiving of news


Edward McCain was deeply concerned as he watched the Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen, a newspaper he had once worked for, close its doors without a good system in place to preserve and access its print or online archives.

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home Resources and Services Newspaper Archive Summit white paper suggests next steps for stakeholders

Newspaper Archive Summit white paper suggests next steps for stakeholders


A mandate to preserve — a white paper (PDF) — was produced for the Newspaper Archive Summit Network by Victoria McCargar, veteran journalist, archivist and digital curation consultant.

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home Resources and Services Rescuing digital content: Notes from the Newspaper Archive Summit

Rescuing digital content: Notes from the Newspaper Archive Summit


On April 10-12 scholars, journalists, newspaper publishers, librarians, digital archivists and digital newspaper vendors gathered at RJI for for “The Newspaper Archive Summit: Rescuing orphaned and digital content.”

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