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Location: U.S. Capitol building, Room S-120, Washington, D.C.

Time: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, 8:45 - 11:45 a.m. 

Dodging the Memory Hole: Beyond NDNP explored ways to leverage the existing network and infrastructure that has been created with the Library of Congress’ NEH-funded National Digital Newspaper Program to include the collection of born-digital news content for preservation and access. The program has its roots in the United States Newspaper Program (USNP), which started in 1982. An estimated $70 million has been invested in preserving U.S. newspapers, with about $51 million coming from the NEH and the rest from individual states. Currently, the program works mainly with newspapers published before 1923, due to copyright considerations. Some states have gone beyond this and have collected and preserved more contemporary newspapers, including some PDFs derived from born-digital content management systems. We examined how we could use this system to more effectively protect the “first rough draft of history” created on a computer or digital sensor.



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