News division highlights from Vancouver SLA Conference 2014

News division highlights from Vancouver:

Sunday, 8 June  8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. , Vancouver Sun tour
The News Division members and friends toured of The Vancouver Sun/The Province at 200 Granville Street (a five minute walk from the convention center) followed by a visit to a nearby pub on the waterfront.

Monday Morning, June 9 • 8:00am – 9:30am
The news division co-sponsored the SPOTLIGHT SESSION – A.D. (After Digitization): Managing and Marketing your Digital Content with the Archival and Preservation Caucus and Museums Arts & Humanities Division
Heather M. Gordon, City Archivist, City of Vancouver Archives and our own  Kate Bird, News/Graphics Research Librarian at The Vancouver Sun and Province spoke to an audience of roughly 200 people. Heather told about methods of preserving and sharing the city’s history by creating Google- and social media-friendly website and digital policy. Kate described working with the newspaper’s photographic archives including a digital photograph archive of over 1.5 million images and her collaboration with Sun reporter Shelley Fralic on the book “Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun,” which was a B.C. bestseller, and went on to win the 2013 BC Book Prizes Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.

News Division awards reception,  Monday June 9, 2014 7:00pm – 10:00pm
The Boathouse Restaurant – English Bay (1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC)
A small, but devoted group of members gathered at the lovely Boathouse Restaurant to watch the sunset and help the News Division honor Kee Malesky, author and former NPR librarian, Carol Campbell, former Library Director at The Daily Oklahoman, now retired; Cliff Pierce, Director of Global Content Alliances for ProQuest Information and Learning; and Amy Disch, former Library Director for the Columbus Dispatch currently working for Meriter Foundation, in Madison, Wisconsin.  Video tributes are coming.

Also of note:
Nora Martin presented her paper on ‘Information Verification in the Age of Digital Journalism’ during the Contributed Papers – Sunday session, Sunday June 8 • 1.30pm3:00pm: Conference Centre West, Rooms 208-209.

Jane Dysart spoke on the Big Data & Job Opportunities Panel Monday, June 9 • 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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