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Hello! I need some advice on newspaper clippings, specifically clippings from local newspapers for local history purposes.

At the moment, I'm physically clipping articles out of the newspaper and glueing them to sheets of A4 paper, then labelling them with name/date/page of newspaper and subject of article (usually a specific local business [someone else is doing this for specific local people]). This is a giant faff.

What I would like to do is take photos of the articles, label them in the filename (perhaps with keywords too), and back them up in multiple places. However I wonder if copyright law would stop me sharing these photos with others in the future. Or if there's any other disadvantage of doing it this way.

I would like to preserve these clippings (physical or digital) for the long term; they might eventually go to Croydon local studies, or to the CNHSS. (I'm aware of newspaper digitisation projects, e.g. the excellent British Newspaper Archive, but I do think it's worth preserving things in more than one way and with more than one focus.)

Any advice?

Date: 2015-05-28 02:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Thank you!

I'm a little far from London (Western Australia) but will have a look around for it locally/online. Having a name to look for is going to be so much easier than going 'something that is a bit like the baking paper that was waxed...' (I was taught to use it for repairing tears, but am also looking for something to dry stamps on).

Date: 2015-05-28 02:46 pm (UTC)
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Ah, no, that's probably a bit far to go shopping....

I wouldn't dream of using it to repair tears, though: you want very fine Japanese papers for that (like this.

Actually, I've just had a thought and wonder if you could cut up and use one of those Tyvek plasticised envelopes for drying things on? Although the fibres might be too prominent, I haven't got one here to check.

Date: 2015-05-29 03:27 am (UTC)
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Yes on the Japanese papers. The technique I was taught basically used the waxed paper between the page being repaired and the rest of the book, so that the book could be closed to get the paper flat. The waxed paper not being available any more, I'm looking for other things that the glue doesn't particularly like. Or, I guess, I could go and investigate other repair methods! (This is for a home library, so I'm not looking at archival level repairs, but more the kind of tears that children's picture books are prone to).

I will investigate plasticised envelopes. I've not been paying *any* attention to my stamp collection (other than stashing), maybe between semesters I'll get them out and obsessive!organising child can have some time with them...

Date: 2015-05-29 07:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flick
Ah, right: sorry, I misunderstood. Yes, absolutely Bondina for that use. I'll have a ponder and see if there's anything else I can think of that would work.

Date: 2015-06-03 11:34 am (UTC)
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no worries. And it occurs to me that I have a stack of librarian friends, and the odd museum worker friend as well, who might be able to source me the small piece I'll need to repair the small pile of books in the corner..

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