Register for a free webinar to preview Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 at UCLA


Online news content, today’s first rough draft of history, lasts about 100 days — the lifespan of a common flea. Addressing this urgent threat to cultural memory requires immediate action by individuals from all parts of society. Sign up now for an informative webinar about Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 to learn how you can help.


Join this webinar to:

·         Become a champion for preserving born-digital news content.

·         Learn why saving online news and social media is so critical.

·         Hear from born-digital news preservation experts.

·         Help shape a national agenda for saving online journalism.

·         Prepare yourself to attend the upcoming Dodging the Memory Hole 2016 forum Oct. 13 and 14 at UCLA Library.


Webinar speakers are Edward McCain, digital curator of journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and University of Missouri Libraries, and Katherine Skinner, executive director of the Educopia Institute.


Register for one of the following dates:

2 to 3 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 17

2 to 3 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 16


Graduate students planning to apply for a travel scholarship (see next story) should register for the Aug. 17 webinar. Please forward this email to graduate students in the following areas of study (or related fields): library/information science, journalism and computer science.


The webinar is free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so please sign up today.



Travel scholarships available for graduate students to attend DTMH 2016 at UCLA


Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News forum organizers today announced a travel scholarship program for select graduate students to attend the forum at the UCLA Library on Oct. 13 and 14. The travel scholarship committee is especially interested in working with students from underrepresented and underserved communities. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31.


A Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will support these DTMH-IMLS scholarships, which will be offered to students enrolled in graduate programs (e.g., library/information science, journalism, computer science or related fields) in the U.S. A minimum of 10 students will be selected for the awards. As part of their participation, recipients are expected to complete short-term projects supporting the goals of the conference.




Edward McCain / Digital Curator of Journalism 
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Donald W Reynolds Journalism Institute / University of Missouri Libraries 
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401 S 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65211Room 218