Kristin Gustafson publishes article about preserving a Seattle-based, historic, Japanese-language newspaper

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March 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published an essay, "Translation, Technology, and the Digital Archive: Preserving a Historic Japanese-Language Newspaper," in American Journalism about the challenges in digitizing journalism history. The Nikkei Newspaper Digital Archive Project—a joint effort of the Hokubei Hochi Foundation and the University of Washington Libraries to preserve the North American Post—appears to be the first time a historic Japanese-language newspaper has been translated and digitized in the U.S. Gustafson addresses three critical issues that emerged in the project: design decisions that shape digital newspaper archives and influence how they can be used in the future; the role preservation methods play in future historians’ use of archives and interpretation of material in the archives; and the selection of newspapers to include in the archives. Gustafson's article is part of the journal's “Why Journalism History Matters” essay series.