[PW] archiving print newspapers

Lois Aleta Fundis fundisl at weirton.lib.wv.us
Wed Feb 12 15:25:19 PST 2020

We still get the local papers -- Weirton, Steubenville (right across the
river), and Wheeling. We also get them in microfilm, although we've had
some trouble with the company that does the microfilming, but that seems to
be getting resolved and the back issues of that are coming in. It's the
Pittsburgh papers I miss; the Post-Gazette now only publishes three
weekdays and Sunday; and while it's online, you have to pay to subscribe
online, and the library is not doing that (at least yet) and my personal
budget's too tight to do it myself. :-(

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 11:35 AM Donna Halper via lists.project-wombat.org
[*] <dlh at donnahalper.com> wrote:

> I was just asked whether libraries still subscribe to the local
> newspaper in hard copy; and if they do, are these print copies still
> archived. I had no idea-- I only knew the practices of my local library.
> So... does your library still subscribe to a newspaper in hard copy, and
> if you do, how long are these copies saved?  Prior to the internet era,
> libraries were a repository for back issues of all sorts of things. Now,
> as more publication are going digital, how does that affect whether
> print subscriptions are being discontinued, or whether old newspapers
> are still being stored? (I have many fond memories of doing microfilm
> research -- which is still necessary, given that all publications are
> not digitized).
> --
> Donna L. Halper, PhD
> Associate Professor of Communication & Media Studies
> Lesley University, Cambridge MA
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Lois Fundis   fundisl at weirton.lib.wv.us
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Weirton, West Virginia  26062
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