Effort seeks to preserve news


Does digital news content of the past have a future?

A recent poll by the Donald W. Reynolds Jour­nalism Institute found that about a quarter of news organizations have lost significant amounts of their online news archive.

Unlike print, digital news content can silently vanish in the blink of an eye. Digital preservation (not just backup) is the key to ensuring long-term survival of content that news organizations need for context, credibility, reuse and monetization.

RJI is asking journalists to join librarians, historians, archivists and entrepreneurs in formulating a national agenda for saving digital news content.

If you are a decision-maker in a news organization who recognizes the value of digital archives and want to change the future of the past, join RJI on Nov. 10-11 for the Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Born-digital News Content forum in Columbia, Missouri.

There is no cost, but registration is required.

For more information visit http://www.rjionline.org/events/memoryhole.