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A Collection Management Approach to Preserving the National Newspaper Collection by Andy Fenton



Ask a customer-facing librarian working in a public library around the country about one of their most accessed local history resources and they will tell you their community & regional newspapers feature right up there.  So it is deeply ironic to me that these are not identified more strongly as a critical resource for us to preserve for future generations:

“I want to discuss the preservation of your local history with you, especially your community newspapers.  I want you to help me voice a call to arms to develop a published strategy for a (distributed) National Newspaper Collection – to collaborate and contribute to a New Zealand News Plan…”

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