This page is the adoption center for the News Division Web site. It takes a lot of work to maintain the Web site, especially since the content continues to grow. We need help to keep the Web site updated. This is a volunteer effort. We appreciate any assistance we can get. Don't let a lack of knowledge about HTML stop you from contributing. A commitment to update a page or section is a commitment to update that area at your convenience, whether that is just one time, every week, once a month, once every two months or once every six months or whatever schedule works for you. We certainly welcome contributions from library and information science students. (Web skills look great on a resume and there's lots of potential here for a class project!) If you are interested in updating or maintaining a page for the Web site, please send a message to Alice Pepper (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Archiving Vendor List
Asian News Archives
Lauren Pressley has compiled a list of election resources, 2004.
Jeanie Straub is working on an update to the Essential Reference Books for a U.S. News Library.
International News Archives is gaining sources thanks to Alexandra Tyle.
Internet Resources for News Librarians and Researchers
Sources and Experts
Sarah Gehring of The Baltimore Sun is now caring for Top Internet Resources for Journalists State by State. Leigh Poitinger of The San Jose Mercury News, Liz Donovan of The Miami Herald, Becky Hodges of The Salt Lake Tribune, and Jennifer Jack of American University Library have contributed to it in the past.
Top Internet Sites for Journalists--National
The entire About News Libraries section needs help. It's old and focuses only on newspaper libraries (not that there's anything wrong with newspaper libraries, but there's a lot more to news librarianship than just newspaper libraries.) It could be a very easy exercise for someone to contribute to this page because s/he'd just have to write what s/he does every day, basically. Of course, the content could include much more than that.
International News Archives, especially non-English-language sources. Many countries aren't represented.
Profiles are snippets of news librarians' jobs. It's a great way for us to inform others about what we do. The problem is that there are only a few profiles on the page. Anyone want to write what their typical day is like? How about your favorite part of your job?
A Subject Index to the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference Materials
Surveys and Forms
Text and Photo Database Enhancement Terms
Training Materials: There's been a lot of talk about how we train our journalist colleagues and how we train ourselves. Anyone want to start a section on training? I already have submissions from 3 people.
United States News Archives
Where to Find Photos and Graphics: A popular question on Newslib, this site already contains some answers from a presentation at the 2002 SLA Annual Conference, but there are probably more sources out there on the Web than those named in the presentation.
Ideas for new pages: anything about broadcast news or magazines would be nice; how-to guides, like how to find information about a company, how to get public records, etc.; resources about copyright; or sources of photos.
Create your own! Do you see a need for a page that is not on the site? If you are willing to create a page, we will be glad to add it to the site.
Just want to code something? Let's talk: There are some areas of the site that need their HTML code reworked.
Colleagues who have contributed content in the past.
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Last updated: 2/2/09