Head of NSK Croatian Digital Library Development Division Karolina Holub appointed 2023-2025 Chair of IFLA News Media Section
The Head of the Croatian Digital Library Development Division of the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) and NSK Digitisation Adviser Karolina Holub has been appointed the 2023-2025 Chair of IFLA News Media Section, with her term as Chair starting after the 2023 World Library and Information Congress (IFLA WLIC 2023), held from 21 to 25 August in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, is an independent non-governmental and non-profit organisation advancing and promoting the social role of libraries and benefits that librarians and information professionals bring to individuals and communities all around the world.
Focusing on issues relating to news media, in any form and on any platform, ranging from print and microfilm through TV, radio and streaming to online news, the IFLA News Media Section started with its work in the 1980s, as the Working Group on Newspapers, and initially mainly concentrated on projects aimed at the improvement and preservation of access to local, national, and international newspaper collections primarily in print and on microfilm. Becoming the Newspapers Section in 2003, it got its current name, reflecting the importance of digital news and encompassing all media in which news are presently provided, in 2014.
The Section’s broad scope of activities is directed at best practices for capture of, access to, and preservation of news media in all forms, both analogue and digital; metadata standards, collecting and enhancing digitised historical newspapers, born digital and online news; web harvesting, storing, cataloguing and archiving of born digital news; automation of workflows for the identification, collection, and preservation of digital news; long-term preservation of digitised and born digital news; legal deposit and copyright issues in the context of news preservation; development of user-oriented services for news media; preservation and conservation of newspaper originals, etc.
The Head of the Croatian Digital Library Development Division of the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) and NSK Digitisation Adviser Karolina Holub (foreground), the 2023-2025 Chair of IFLA News Media Section, and other members of the Section at the 2023 World Library and Information Congress (IFLA WLIC 2023), held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Source: private archive.