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Digital Preservation

This week the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism has produced a thoughtful and wide-ranging report on current practices in preserving local news publishing in the digital age.

A Public Record at Risk: The Dire State of News Archiving in the Digital Age

As the subtitle suggests there is little reliable archiving and preservation in place. Very little thought or investment is being given to the matter and there is often a naive belief that

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Opera Now joins Exact Editions with its complete archive now available

Exact Editions is pleased to announce the launch of Opera Now with its complete digital archive that individuals and institutions can now subscribe to. Archived from its very first issue published in April 1989, there are over 250 back issues available, providing a vast wealth of material on the international opera scene.

Over 250 issues in the complete digital archive

Now acquired from Rhinegold by Mark Allen Group, Opera Nowshowcases the creative spirit of opera, both on stage and behind … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 10

In Volume 10 we speak with Maria King from the University of Salford.

Word of the Week

Bokeh — a word of Japanese origin that describes the aesthetic quality of the blurred, out-of-focus areas of a photo.

The Interview

Job title?
Trainee Academic Support Librarian.

What’s the best part of your job?
Being able to make a difference and feeling like I have had an impact on students who perhaps are struggling or have a lack of confidence.

Favourite book? Keep Reading

Seven reasons for Schools to consider Digital Magazines

Blog Repost!

We are now at a stage in our history where the vast majority of students are digital natives and find their information online. Technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate and education must evolve with it by developing new learning strategies and embracing new resources. Social media and the torrent of unreliable sources threaten to cloud the ability of young people to discern between true and false information.

It is well-known that many magazines provide an excellent … Keep Reading

Archive Flashbacks – Week Six

Welcome to the sixth week of archive flashbacks! This week we bring you a glimpse into how robots could transform our daily lives from Foreign Affairs, a fascinating article from The Musical Times analysing Beethoven’s Ninth and Andy Ridgeway shows us the hidden power of our brains in BBC Science Focus.

Foreign Affairs — July/August 2015

The Robots Are Coming

In this article, Daniela Rus explores how technological breakthroughs will transform everyday life and analyses the challenges that may arise as … Keep Reading

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