Digital Archiving Resources

Plans to save born-digital news content examined

Title

Plans to save born-digital news content examined

Subject

Copyright

Description

This paper represents viewpoints from scholars, librarians, archivists, technologists, lawyers and journalists at the University of Missouri on addressing the problems of preserving born-digital news. The crisis of losing decades of journalistic work stems from the focus on the production value of file formats and technical infrastructures used for digital journalism and not long-term preservation. The article also explores the lack of longevity found in all born-digital content. A major concern is avoiding the concept of memory hole. This concept is exacerbated by the current copyright laws in the United States. Urgency is required to address copyright laws to allow for the non-profit archiving of news related content.

Creator

McCain, Edward

Publisher

Newspaper Research Journal

Date

2015-09-03

Contributor

Raible, John

Type

Journal

Bibliographic Citation

McCain, E. "Plans to save Born-digital News Content Examined." Newspaper Research Journal 36.3 (2015): 337-47. Web.

Files

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Citation

McCain, Edward, “Plans to save born-digital news content examined,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 18, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/274.