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Newspaper preservation and access: developments and possibilities

Geoffrey Hamilton (Head of the British Library Newspaper Library since 1989. Among previous appointments in the British Library were Assistant Director of Administration, Humanities and Social Sciences division (1987–89) and Head of the Official Publications Library (1983–86). His earlier career was mostly in government libraries belonging to the Department of Trade and Industry Library Services group. He is Secretary of the IFLA Round Table on Newspapers.)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 February 1992



Discusses newspaper provision in the British Isles and the services provided by the British Library Newspaper Library. Assesses previous unsuccessful attempts to set up a loan service for newspapers, and the NEWSPLAN co‐operative programme for preservation microfilming of local newspapers. Suggests a co‐operative approach to interlibrary lending of some microfilmed newspapers, with input from advisory bodies such as LINC, SCONUL and the British Library.



Hamilton, G. (1992), "Newspaper preservation and access: developments and possibilities", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 43-48.




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