Newspapers Aren’t Archiving Their Web Content?

Here’s a remark­able claim:

Digital sub­scrip­tions were supposed to replace micro­film, but American libraries, which knew we were racing toward reces­sion years before the actual global crisis came, stopped being able to pay for digital news­paper and magazine descrip­tions nearly a decade ago. Many also (even fancy, famous ones) can no longer collect—or can only collect in a limited fashion. Historians and scholars have access to every issue of every news­paper and journal written during the civil rights struggle of the 1960s, but can access only a com­par­a­tive handful of papers covering the election of Barack Obama.”

Posthumous Hosting and Digital Culture, zeldman​.com

Can that be true?

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