Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Digital legacy: Respecting the digital dead

Digital legacy: Respecting the digital dead
Updated 10:47 06 May 2011 by Sumit Paul-Choudhury


Interesiting article that I heard from Personal Archive list serv. It briefly covers key problems that many of us (including archivists) could experience or confront when we think of long lives of our digital materials beyond our own life times. The article, however, makes me think again about the notion of "citizen archivists" by Richard Cox, especially related to developing digital archiving tool. Perosnal digital archiving is and will be the concern for every digital users and closely tied to our everyday personal information management methods.

"As soon as you turn a computer on, you start changing dates": This is so true and has been an issue for digital preservation.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Preservationists vs. Deletionists

One of my colleagues, Craig Blaha, forwarded this to me.

Digital Legacy: The Fate of Your Online Soul
New Scientist (04/23/11) Sumit Paul-Choudhury

I will say that we are "preservationists" AND "deletionists" in real.