Newspapers are sources in the collections of historical organizations. With more institutions digitizing their collections and more newspapers turning to an online format, an evaluation of how to care for and preserve newspapers is needed now more than ever.

This report is a summary of the findings from the Newspaper Archive Summit in Columbia, Missouri. Victoria McCarger shows why preserving newspapers is not a”library problem” and identifies the stakeholders.

She examines the challenges of newspaper preservation and what the Summit determined for the future. Appendices explain research findings and logistics of the Summit.

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A Mandate to Preserve: Assessing the Inaugural Newspaper Archive Summit

Produced by: Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri, Library of Congress