OUR PROJECT IS:

The Journalism Digital News Archive Sustainability Preservation Pilot Project.

OUR HYPOTHESIS WAS:

Aggregated news archives from small markets have value to academic researchers and could be a revenue source for journalistic enterprises.

OUR APPROACH TO TESTING
THAT HYPOTHESIS WAS:

We identified the following four
assumptions and tested the first two:

Academic researchers want news content from small markets.

In aggregate, publishers have content that researchers want.

If researchers want this content, libraries will buy it.

Publishers will provide content in exchange for some other value.

OUR FINDINGS INCLUDE
THAT HYPOTHESIS WAS:

We uncovered the following
insights through the work:

Academic researchers are hard to contact during the summer.

Academic researchers have different format needs and preferences for news content.

Academic researchers do want news content from small markets.

Large scale content analysis of aggregated news content is best achieved through tools such as AP metadata services or OpenCalais.

WordStat can be useful for establishing baseline content analysis information.

WE ARE SUPPORTED BY:

The Knight Foundation, University of Missouri Libraries, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, TownNews.com and Newz Group.

Knight Foundation University of Missouri Libraries University of Missouri Libraries University of Missouri Libraries Newz Group