Online newspaper clippings & news services for libraries: Experiences in Indian Libraries

GAUR, Ramesh C. and CHAND, Mahesh and GAUR, Kavita and SINGH YADAV, Amar (2013) Online newspaper clippings & news services for libraries: Experiences in Indian Libraries. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2013 - Singapore - Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities in Session 153 - Newspapers.

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Abstract

Online newspaper clippings & news services for libraries: Experiences in Indian Libraries

Online newspapers and online services based on newspapers are becoming increasingly popular and useful in current digital age. These services helped libraries in reaching out users wherever they are and also save time of the users. The newspaper clippings are also known as press clippings in some libraries. This paper will share such experiences of mainly Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)) Library. However the examples from TERI, Parliament of India Library, International Management Institute (IMI) and some other important libraries and archives have also been presented. JNU initially used to archive hardcopy files of news clipping along with bound volumes of 30 selected newspapers. With rapid change in technology and user needs, now focus has been shifted to digital / online news clippings. Over one million news clippings on subjects’ mainly covering social sciences and international studies have been digitized by JNU and now accessible online. The paper shares JNU’s experiences in digitization of news clippings and also of initiating online news based services for its Faculty and Students. Transition from physical news clippings to online/digital news clippings and from bound volumes of newspapers to online newspapers archives has also helped JNU Library in saving space to meet the growing needs of the library. Top news of the day is the newspaper based online service provided by IMI Library to its users. The paper will also provide some glimpses on availability of various Indian newspaper digital archives such as Times of India archive, and newspaper preservation initiatives of National Library of India, JNU and Indian Council of World Affair’s Library.

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