Exploring the roles of digitisation and microfilming in preserving Australian Newspapers for Permanent Access

Berthon, Hilary Exploring the roles of digitisation and microfilming in preserving Australian Newspapers for Permanent Access. Microform & Imaging Review, 2008, vol. 37, n. 4, pp. 68-73. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Newspapers have always presented a challenge to those wishing to ensure their ongoing survival. Designed for impermanence, newspapers require active management if their content is to endure. For many years, Australian libraries have relied on copying newspapers to microfilm to ensure their long‐term survival. But with developments in digitisation and the associated possibilities for providing enhanced access, microfilm is now being challenged as the pre‐eminent preservation medium. Australian libraries are exploring the role digitisation might play in preserving access to newspapers and under what circumstnces a digital version might be preferred to a microfilm one. This article describes recent investigations from the Australian Newspapers Plan (ANPLAN).  

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: microform, microfilm, newspapers, digitisation, ANPLAN.
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HF. Microforms.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HA. Periodicals, Newspapers.
Depositing user: Rose Holley
Date deposited: 27 Jan 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:13
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12774


Colin Webb, National Library of Australia, Roles of digitisation and microfilming in Newspaper preservation: Draft discussion paper for NPLAN, October 2006.

Beth M. Robertson, State Library of South Australia, The importance of partnerships for newspaper preservation, paper given at IFLA International Newspaper Conference, 1‐3 April 2008, Old Issues, New Issues: Impact of Digital Technology upon Contemporary and Historic Newspapers, at the National Library of Singapore.

The Digital Future of Newspapers: Report on the ANPlan Survey, November 2007, accessible at: www.nla.gov.au/anplan/extras/news.html#digitalfuture


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