However long it takes, time is running out for print newspapers. It will be our job to ensure that we continue to serve the needs of UK research by increasingly gathering news in its digital forms. We need a smooth transition, with consistency of representation. The challenge is that the mechanisms to do so are not fully in place as yet. The technologies are; the means to ensure capture, identification and continuity are not. But we're working on it.So the British Library is struggling, but at least they're working on it. What about Library and Archives Canada? How will it continue to meet its mandated obligation to to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada.
Last I heard LAC has no newspaper archivist/curator. Lacking that who is looking to how LAC handles a transition to digital in news? How is it being dealt with? What's the approach? Or are we on the path to a dark age in Canadian news archives?