Tag: Digital Preservation
Digital preservation: 7 steps to get started
There are a number of practical steps publishers at news agencies can do to lay the groundwork for preserving our historical record. While this is not a complete set of instructions for digital preservation, it will prepare the way for more advanced efforts to follow. 1. Reach out One of the best first steps to … Continued
Monetization of news
In the face of decreasing revenues and increasing costs, news agencies everywhere are exploring creative methods of extracting more funding from their products. Some methods are more suitable to larger organizations and others to smaller ones; each one has drawbacks, and for many, they are a gamble. However, some of these gambles have become viable … Continued
Digital preservation: How much is it going to cost, and who can I work with?
The expense of digital preservation for the news producer will vary depending on how much of the effort is managed in-house. By collaborating with those who already have the infrastructure, the cost to news agencies could be very little indeed. For example, news publishers in Kentucky were already regularly submitting their PDFs to a vendor … Continued
Digital preservation: What needs to be done?
Most recent news content resides in the back rooms and basements of news agencies across the country. It’s scattered through various forms of media, in all kinds of formats, and often with little organization, management or care. To make this content accessible — not just today, but for years to come — a number of … Continued
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 and might be scattered over a variety of media and storage systems. How long … Continued