This news brief appeared in the October issue of PRC’s Preservation in Print magazine. Interested in getting more preservation stories like this delivered to your door nine times a year? Become a member of the PRC for a subscription!
After a brief hiatus brought on by the worldwide discontinuation of the Adobe Flash Player, PRC’s Preservation in Print magazine archive is once again available on prcno.org for users to browse and read full issues dating back 46 years. Thanks to enhanced keyword searchability, it is now easier than ever to find specific information, names and addresses in our past magazine issues.
Adobe’s Flash Player was once the gold standard for interactive web media, but the format was discontinued by the company at the end of 2020. On Jan. 1, 2021, web users would instead see a gray box with the notice “Adobe Flash Player is no longer supported” when visiting web pages with any interactive web media created with the plugin.
After our previous website archive essentially vanished into thin air, PRC upgraded its software to a non-Flash-based system, and undertook an extensive project to re-convert every issue of our magazine — from August 1975 to today — through the new software.
Readers can now find our new and improved archive at prcno.org/programs/preservation-in-print — or by visiting our homepage and clicking “Explore the magazine.” The archive is viewable on desktop computers as well as mobile devices.
The archive’s homepage may take a few moments to load, depending on your internet connection. Once all of the magazine issues are loaded, you can scroll to browse each one or use the magnifying glass to search for specific keywords.
Our latest stories from Preservation in Print are also published on our website, individually formatted for ease of website viewing and social media sharing, at prcno.org/news.