News article with some screenshots of the first Norwegian newspapers online.
So what does the Library of Congress think is worth saving? Here are the portions of today’s web your grandchildren will be able to access through the Library of Congress:
1. Twitter feeds—all of them […]
2. National Election Candidates’ Internet Presences […]
3. Facebook Pages—A Selective Few […]
4. Notable Historical Events […]
5. News Sites That Give Permission
Unlike libraries in some other countries, the Library of Congress has no legal mandate to preserve the web. Therefore, the web archive team can’t collect everything they would like to without asking permission. Because news sites and blogs earn money on their content, the Library needs to get consent before it includes their pages in the archives.
Grotke says that few news organizations that the web archive team contacts for permission ever respond, which means that not much of the content in the web archives comes from news sites.
James Murdoch dislikes British Library’s newspaper scanning:
“This is not simply being done for posterity, nor to make free access for library users easier, but also for commercial gain via a paid?for website.
The move is strongly opposed by major publishers. If it goes ahead, free content would not only be justification for more funding, but actually become a source of funds for a public body.
We’re very concerned about some of the approaches that are being taken.”
"The British Library is to digitise up to 40m newspaper pages and then make them available online. They will include papers – local, regional and national – dating back to the early 1700s.
The vast majority of the library's 750m pages of newspapers — the largest collection in the world — are currently available only on microfilm or bound in bulky volumes.
The library said it would focus initially on digitising papers that document historical events in the 19th century, such as the Crimean War, the Boer War and the suffragette movement.
The cost of the 10-year project – to be carried out by online publisher Brightsolid – is not clear, but Sanderson said the process — from cleaning a single page to making a file of it — costs up to £1."
"The Press Association has launched an online video archive containing more than 40,000 news clips.
The file-based service includes raw video in addition to pre-packaged voiced news stories.
Tony Watson, managing director of the Press Association, said: "The Press Association prides itself on providing fast, fair and accurate coverage of news from every corner of the UK, and this is reflected in the depth and quality of our archive.
"This is an exciting new service which we believe will be of enormous value to a diverse range of clients for use across a wide variety of platforms.""