Rethinking Personal Digital Archiving, Part 1

March 17, 2008

A decade ago, there was scant evidence that anyone was concerned about the long term fate of today’s digital material outside of a few stalwarts in the Library and Information Science and Computer Science communities (see, for example [Rothenberg, 1995] or [Kuny, 1998]). But more recently, articles about digital archiving have begun to show up in the mainstream press (see, for example [Hafner, 2004]). This concern has finally begun to trickle down from broadly recognized and valued institutional, scientific, and cultural assets to everyday personal digital belongings (see, for example [Beagrie, 2005])1.

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