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RE: Reporter faked the news.
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- Subject: RE: Reporter faked the news.
- From: David Goodman <dgoodman@Princeton.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 18:08:17 EDT
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Fortunately, no one owns the historical record. The NYT can at most delete the material from its own copy of the electronic archive. There remains the paper copies, by the thousands. There remain the electronic copies of all those who have saved or printed the material. There remain, furthermore, the news items other organizations have published about the matter. This emphasises the need for the NYT and all other publishers to license to libraries the absolutely irrevocable rights to the material they publish, and for us to store it in such a way that it will not be affected by physical or legal processes. To what extent the US offers a favorable environment for such preservation is somewhat unclear, but other places exist. Over the long run, no one archive can be trusted, and no one country. Dr. David Goodman Princeton University Library and Palmer School of Library & Information Science, Long Island University firstname.lastname@example.org