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A Study of Digital Archives of Leading News Papers of Kashmir

International Journal of Knowledge Management and Practices

Volume 3 Issue 2

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Rabia Noor, Suhail Ahmad | Author(s) Affiliation:
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The study has been conducted with the objectives to find out if the Kashmir valley-based popular English dailies maintain online archives and whether or not the archives are user-friendly. The study used Content Analysis method with the sample comprising of six leading English newspapers published from Kashmir. It looked into the crucial aspects of periodicity of digital archives of the sample dailies and user-friendliness in terms of access and data retrieval. Even though the valley-based English dailies maintain online archives of news content, they need to make extra efforts to preserve their content for online readers. Besides, the archives need to be made more use-friendly and easily accessible. The study highlights features available in online archives of selected newspapers. The study presents broader picture of online archives and can be enriched by including aspects like content management policies of the newspapers and the impact of online presence on their readership.

Keywords: Archives, Newspaper, Media, Kashmir, Websites

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