Preserving Kentucky’s Newspapers: Analogue Beginnings to Digital Frontier

TERRY, Kopana and WEIG, Eric (2015) Preserving Kentucky’s Newspapers: Analogue Beginnings to Digital Frontier. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa in Session 80 - News Media. In: IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa.

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Abstract

Preserving Kentucky’s Newspapers: Analogue Beginnings to Digital Frontier

Over fifty years ago an historian and a library director traveled the back roads of Kentucky (USA) with a portable microfilm camera, two lights, and a dream of preserving Kentucky’s newspapers. From their ambitions arose a successful newspaper preservation program at the University of Kentucky Libraries (UKL). Now in its sixth decade, the program has developed a new way of preserving contemporary born-digital newspapers. This paper explores some of the people and events behind the early success of UKL’s program, as well as an in-depth look at the development and functionality of Paper Vault: a largely automated, in-house process delivering and preserving Kentucky’s born-digital contemporary newspapers.

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