News Media Section

Division: Library Collections

Mission Statement

The News Media Section is a forum to share information on all issues relating to newspapers and news published in any media print, microfilm, electronic, analogue, digital, etc) including libraries’ policies of acquisition, collection development, cataloging, digitisation, conservation, storage and long-term preservation of both physical and digital media as well as interactions with news producers, aggregators, and distributors. The section is further concerned with standards and policies pertaining to news media and with physical and intellectual access to these materials as our cultural heritage.

 

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News Media, Sections

Last update: 9 December 2014

Latest News

Call for Papers: IFLA 2015 Pre-Conference in Pretoria, South Africa

Newspaper e-publishing trends: the stewardship role of librarians

1 December 2014

International Newspaper Archiving and Digitization Summit

In cooperation with the IFLA News Media Section (formerly the IFLA Newspapers Section), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) will convene a meeting of major actors in the newspaper digitization community to consider a strategic, cooperative approach to future digitization of the world’s legacy news collections.

18 November 2014

Upcoming Events

2015 August

IFLA 2015 Pre-Conference in Pretoria, South Africa

12 – 13 August 2015 (Dinokeng Game Reserve, Pretoria, South Africa)

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