This book, first published in 1988, discusses the use and handling of newspapers in libraries and information centres. Although newspapers are recognized as an important source of information about current history and local events, they have been largely ignored by information specialists. Individuals who work with newspapers on a daily basis - as tools in research or as an ingredient in a larger process - have contributed valuable chapters on bibliographical and physical control of newspapers, working with newspapers in a variety of settings, and international, educational, and technical aspects of using and handling newspapers.
1. Introduction Lois N. Upham 2. Newspapers: Toward Preserving a National Resource Elaine W. Woods 3. Creating a Newspaper Bibliography: The Indiana Newspaper Bibliography Project John W. Miller 4. Uniform Titles for Newspapers: A Proposal Lois N. Upham 5. The Physical Aspects of Newspaper Collection Management: Some Problems and Their Solution Thomas D. Lund 6. The Microfilming of Newspapers: The Indiana Historical Society Newspaper Microfilm Project John W. Miller 7. Working in a Newspaper Reference Collection Heidi K. Martin 8. Newspaper Collection at the Center for Research Libraries Karla D. Petersen and Ray Boylan 9. The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of a Corporate Newspaper Library Sandra E. Fitzgerald 10. Education for a Newspaper Librarianship Mary Ellen Soper 11. There's Gold in Them Thar Reels: Or How Microfilmed Newspaper Saved a Region's History Charles L. Sullivan 12. Newspapers Can Yield Genealogical Gems: One Amateur's Experience Larry L. Murdock 13. Military Newspapers: A Brief Overview Robert C. Boots 14. International Newspaper Considerations Hana Komorous 15. A Selective Overview of Newspaper Indexes: 1986 Edward D. Starkey 16. Microcomputer Uses in a State Newspaper Project Rebecca M. Maier 17. The Effects of Emerging Technologies on Newspaper Storage and Retrieval J.J. Hayden III