CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPERS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: MAKING OUR HISTORY AVAILABLE
A CONFERENCE IN CELEBRATION
Riverside Convention Center
Friday, October 19, 2007
This conference will celebrate the creation of the California Digital Newspaper Collection (http://cdnc.ucr.edu), a free digital resource containing over a half century of California newspapers, and discuss this milestone in the larger context of preserving and accessing California newspapers.
Attendance is free and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon cocktail reception. A limited number of grants are available to teachers to defray the cost of a substitute. Travel grants are also available for public librarians.
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Conference sessions will be devoted to the importance of the newspaper as an historical source, the changing publishing environment, the implications of the electronic age for newspaper preservation, and the value of newspapers for professionals and the general public. This conference will provide publishers, journalists and scholars as well as teachers, librarians, and genealogists, the forum in which to engage in a dialogue about the important issues yet unresolved regarding access to and preservation of California newspapers.
Currently, issues of the Daily Alta California and the San Francisco Call are being added to the California Digital Newspaper Collection, providing a run of San Francisco newspapers from 1850-1910. Forthcoming titles include the Los Angeles Herald, Amador Ledger, and Imperial Valley Press. As the process of developing the Collection is ongoing, conference participants will have the opportunity to contribute to its creation. The history of California as preserved in its newspapers belongs to all of us and we are eager to tailor the collection to the needs of our users statewide.
The conference will take place at the Riverside Convention Center in beautiful downtown Riverside. The historic Mission Inn, a 101-year-old property with Moorish architecture, and a pedestrian mall lined with boutiques, antique shops and cafes are just a short walk away. In addition, the city boasts more than 20 museums and galleries, 10 golf courses and a 40-acre botanical garden on the University of California, Riverside campus. Join us!
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