Newspaper clippings, how are you today??

SUGIARTI, Febi and MARIYAMAH, Aam (2018) Newspaper clippings, how are you today??. 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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Newspaper clippings, how are you today??

What do you do after finish reading a newspaper? Storing it, cutting out an interesting piece of news for clipping, or using it to wrap a gift? Probably most people will choose to ignore it. However, did they know that newspapers contain many reliable sources of information? Therefore, before the technological era, teachers at schools always give a task to their students to make newspaper clippings. Select the most interesting news, cut, and then stick it on a piece of paper. The benefits are enormous for students, one of which is to foster an interest in reading. Only a few people who have a hobby or who have an interest in the newspaper are willing to make newspaper clippings. if people are aware of how valuable a newspaper is, they will protect it. Researchers have assumed that the other benefit of newspaper clipping is as an effort of preservation. Therefore, this study aims to (1) explore information on how to preserve the newspaper, especially in tropical country such as in Indonesia. The hot and humid tropical climate, the relatively high quality and quantity of dust, as well as the varied types of insects and fungi that are grown, cause more varied and complex library damage. So in the implementation of preservation requires A responsibility and an earnest gesture of goodwill.The second objective is to (2) know how the effect of technology on the development of clipping in Indonesia. This research used qualitative descriptive approach. The data was obtained by interview and document analysis. The researcher's findings are that (1) to keep the newspaper last longer, it needs to be kept in a stable temperature, ideally at 18 degrees Celsius, and avoid significant temperature changes. Then the newspaper was given a layer of Japanese tissue to keep the newspaper durable to 100 years. Preserved coated newspapers are inserted into a storage device called portepel and/or protective box with an acid-free solvent. The second, (2) in the continued effort of preservation, the transfer of media which printed newspaper is converted into microfilm and digital files. In this era, Clippings are more to piece of news that published virtually (e-clippings). Awareness of the importance of preservation means saving our youth from the memory loss of the nation.

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