Challenges to Preserve Indigenous Newspapers: A Case of Developing Country

WARRAICH, Nosheen Fatima and MALIK, Amara (2018) Challenges to Preserve Indigenous Newspapers: A Case of Developing Country. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 167 - News Media with Preservation and Conservation.

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Abstract

Challenges to Preserve Indigenous Newspapers: A Case of Developing Country

Newspapers have been used in research as a primary source for recording and depicting the earlier times histories and cultures. The present study aims to highlight the local preservation practices undertaken by the two oldest libraries of Pakistan. It further identifies the various challenges and issues of binding conservation, storage, pest control and temperature maintenance. Data were collected through interview and observation from a public and an academic library with rich and rare collection of newspapers. The study highlights the need to assure the longevity of current and historic newsprints for future generation by adopting adequate preservation methods. The findings may be applicable for other developing countries with same context.

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