Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 Scholarship Projects

Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News forum organizers initiated a travel scholarship program for select graduate students to attend the forum at the UCLA Library on Oct. 13 and 14, 2016. The travel scholarship committee was especially interested in working with students from underrepresented and underserved communities.

A Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services supported these DTMH-IMLS scholarships, which were offered to students enrolled in graduate programs (e.g., library/information science, journalism, computer science or related fields) in the U.S. A total of 16 students were selected for the awards. As part of their participation, recipients completed short-term projects supporting the goals of the conference.

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Memory holes and permanent errors: Part 4
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This is part four of a white paper, “Memory Holes and Permanent Errors,” which examines whether and how online news archives should preserve corrections, updates and other post-publication changes.

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  • Memory holes and permanent errors: Part 3

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    Memory holes and permanent errors: Part 3
    May 18, 2017

    Another type of article change to consider in news preservation is the update. Early on, editors realized that the fluidity inherent in the World Wide Web makes this an ideal medium for reporting breaking news.
  • Memory holes and permanent errors: Part 2

    Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 Scholarship Projects
    Memory holes and permanent errors: Part 2
    May 11, 2017

    This is part 2 of a white paper, “Memory Holes and Permanent Errors,” which examines whether and how online news archives should preserve corrections, updates and other post-publication changes.
  • Memory holes and permanent errors: Part 1

    Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 Scholarship Projects
    Memory holes and permanent errors: Part 1
    May 4, 2017

    Online journalism is at risk of disappearing. We often think of digital words as having permanence; for some, unflattering or invasive details linger way too long. But digital news is actually incredibly fragile.
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    John Berlin: Twitter Feed Monitoring and Automatic Archival Through WAIL
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    John Berlin of Suffolk, Virginia, is a computer science student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he works for the Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group.
  • Hanna Soltys: DTMH 2016 Scholarship Project

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    Hanna Soltys: DTMH 2016 Scholarship Project
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    Hanna Soltys of St. Louis studies library and information science at Simmons College in Boston. Her project focuses on a look at the landscape of digital news, why digital news archiving solutions aren’t one-size fits all due to dynamic content.

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