Sustaining Television News for the Next Generation
A Digital Preservation Workshop

March 8-9, 2018
Vanderbilt University · Nashville, Tennessee



How do we preserve television news for future generations?


Participating News Archives

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Project Representative: Clifford Anderson.

UCLA NewsScape

Project Representatives: Sharon E. Farb and Todd Grappone

Center for Research Libraries

Project Representative: Bernard Reilly


The Origins of the Future of Television News Workshop

  • 1949

    Center for Research Libraries

    Founded in 1949, CRL is a consortium that numbers more than 200 members. These are chiefly U.S. and Canadian universities and colleges that emphasize original research in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

  • 1968

    Vanderbilt TV News Archive

    The Vanderbilt Television News Archive began recording broadcasts on August 5, 1968 with the mission to record, preserve and provide access to the news broadcasts from the U.S. national television networks.

  • 2005

    UCLA NewsScape

    The UCLA Library NewsScape contains digitized television news programs collected from cable and broadcast sources in the Los Angeles area from 2005 to the present, as well as a smaller number of news programs from other domestic, international, and online sources collected from 2004 to the present.

  • March 8-9, 2018

    Digital Preservation Workshop

    “Sustaining Television News Preservation for the Next Generation” will bring together archivists, librarians and television news professionals for a two-day workshop on March 8-9, 2018. Participants will develop new strategies for sustaining library-based broadcast preservation.


Discussion on legal, technical, and sustainability issues.

Brandon Butler

Director of Information Policy, University of Virginia

Jill O'Neill

Educational Programs Manager for NISO

Stuart Myles

Dir. Info. Mngmt. at Assoc. Press, IPTC Board Chair


The planning committee will evaluate and respond to applications for participation.

Clifford Anderson

Associate University Librarian
Vanderbilt University

Sharon E. Farb

Associate University Librarian

Bernard Reilly

The Center for Research Libraries

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided funding for the workshop.


Please indicate why you would like to take part in the workshop. All accepted participants will receive subsidies to cover transportation, lodging, and meals. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by late January.

The application period is now closed. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in April.