Is universal access to all knowledge an attainable goal?

Imagine a world with unlimited access to any and all kinds of information. There’d be no barriers to learning. Books, music, video, software and other media would be freely available to everyone. Brewster Kahle dreams about creating such a world. He believes it’s possible and is taking steps toward that goal. “Universal Access to All … Continued

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

Clifford Lynch: Born-digital news preservation in perspective

Scroll to view transcript CLIFFORD LYNCH: [00:09] I’ll ask a little indulgence because I’m going to start in a place that may sound strange. It’s not with the news at all. It’s with the world of scholarly academic journals and the challenge that we face there. Same challenge: how do you preserve this body of … Continued

Keynote: Brian Hocker, KXAS-TV, NBCUniversal

MARTIN HALBERT: [Slide 1, 00:00] I’m Martin Halbert, dean of libraries at the University of North Texas. It’s my pleasure to introduce our keynote speaker, who I advocated for very hard. Brian Hocker is vice president for digital media production and research at NBC 5 / KXAS in Dallas-Fort Worth. Let me tell you why … Continued