300 Years of News in the Library: An ALA Midwinter Breakfast Session

  During the upcoming ALA Midwinter Conference, a special breakfast session—hosted by NewsBank and Readex—will focus on the evolution of news. This Sunday morning event will include the following presentations and a question session with the speakers: The Research Power of Digitized Historical Newspapers Michelle Harper, Senior Director, Product Management, Historical Newspapers and Periodicals, NewsBank American newspapers have preserved essential records and detailed accounts of nearly every facet of local, regional and national life. Now searchable online, these diverse archives span centuries of social, cultural, political and local history. This presentation will explore how public and academic library patrons can benefit from a multitude of newly available newspaper archives for wide-ranging research. The Future of Online Newspapers Chuck Palsho, President, Media Services Division, NewsBank What does the future of newspapers mean for libraries that provide access to news today? How will evolving trends in news production, publishing and consumption as well as new patterns in information economics impact news research? This presentation will cover the changes taking place in today's newspaper industry. To request an invitation to this breakfast event, which will run from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, please contact your account representative or readexmarketing@readex.com.

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