For immediate release | April 15, 2024

Preservation Week® Webinar: Historical Newspapers in Public Libraries

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures hosts the free Preservation Week® webinar "Historical Newspapers in Public Libraries" on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Join in for discussion of digitization, preservation and access for local historical newspapers with the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Local History & Genealogy team. The presenters will discuss the acquisition, impact, promotion and use of the Columbus Dispatch digital archive with NewsBank; efforts to digitize small and minority-owned newspapers, and acquisition and processing of the Columbus Dispatch photo archive. The perspective is that of an urban public library, although others in academic and special libraries will also find this content relevant.

Historical Newspapers in Public Libraries
Live Webinar: Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Angela O’Neal, Manager, Local History & Genealogy, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH
Aaron O'Donovan, Special Collections Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH
Kristen Newby, Special Collections Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH

Registration Fees: Free for all attendees!

This free webinar is being offered as part of Preservation Week 2024, celebrated April 28 - May 4, 2024. Preservation Week is supported by Core. Follow Preservation Week on Instagram.

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