Los Angeles

Dodging the Memory Hole in Our Digital News Heritage

In today’s digital newsrooms, a software or hardware crash can wipe out decades of texts, photos, videos and applications. Further, digital archives can become obsolete if they aren’t adapted to evolving formats and systems. A 2014 study by the Reynolds Journalism Institute shows that 17 percent of online-only organizations already have experienced just this kind of damage. Come learn how to keep your content alive and accessible for future generations.

Speakers

Edward McCain - Digital Curator of Journalism, Reynolds Journalism Institute / MU Libraries
e_mccain | http://www.rjionline.org/people/edward-mccain

Ben Welsh - Database Producer, Los Angeles Times
palewire | http://palewi.re/who-is-ben-welsh/

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