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ALCTS Newspaper Interest Group meeting at ALA Annual, Saturday July 11, 2009 Cindy Hepfer 01 Jul 2009 14:12 UTC

Posted on behalf of Errol S. Somay, who is not subscribed to Serialst but
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Cindy Hepfer
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
> Newspaper Interest Group
> Saturday, July 11, 2009.
> 1:30-3:00 pm
> Chicago Hilton Hotel - Lake Huron Room
> - - - -
> We have a wonderfully diverse group of speakers for the Chicago Annual
> Conference, so please join us to learn about the newspaper industry and
> about state, national, and international efforts to preserve and provide
> on-line access to historical newspapers. 
> Agenda
> Frederick Zarndt, President, Planman Consulting, Inc. will give a
> presentation on the varied array of international digital initiatives,
> both completed and currently underway. Mr. Zarndt has a deep background
> working with a wide range of institutions and organizations around the
> world whose focus is often on large scale projects with the goal to
> provide optimum access to its newspapers. A few of the projects involve
> in-copyright newspapers.
> Lou Ransom, Executive Editor, the Chicago Defender will provide a brief
> history as well as a unique behind the scenes look at a local newspaper
> publishing institution. Mr. Ransom's column, "Ransom Notes," is a regular
> feature of the Defender. Mr. Ransom will be happy to answer questions
> after his presentation.
> Becky Ryder, Head, Preservation Services, University of Kentucky, is the
> director of  a daunting initiative to provide online access to the
> renowned Daily Racing Form, often called the Bible of Horse Racing.
> Attendees will hear a saga that spans years in Ms Ryder's tireless effort
> to digitize the "DRF."
> Teri Sierra, Assistant Chief - Serials and Government Publications
> Division, the Library of Congress, will provide an update on what's going
> on at the Library of Congress in the realm of newspaper preservation and
> access.
> I hope there will be time to hear from our colleagues about activities
> related to the newspaper industry and/or to newspaper access and
> preservation,
> -Errol S. Somay, Chair.
> Errol S. Somay
> Director, Virginia Newspaper Project & Digital Newspaper Program | The
> Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23219 |