librarians as preservers of historical record

My favorite link of the week, possibly the month. Librarian Tony Greiner tracks down a Time magazine sidebar article that went missing online, and in several — but not all — full-text databases. The sidebar was critical of invading Iraq and was pulled sometime right before Bush ordered the invasion of Baghdad. Greiner tries to find out why, and gets a weird collecftion of answers and non-answers. Mentioned over at info-commons a few days back.

The concentration of print media outlets into a few corporate hands remains cause for concern. Would this column appear here if Library Journal were owned by Time-Warner? It is vital that larger libraries continue to keep and use printed indexes and copies of the historical record.