Friday, April 18, 2008

Impress Your Professor: Technological Preservation

Most people think of technology as that "new and shiny stuff." You know, the gleaming, uber-thing MacBook air.... or that fun new digital camera. What most people don't consider is that all this fancy new technology can also help preserve the past. In this month's ASIST bulletin, Steve Hardin writes about the role of universities and preservation of "cultural memory."

The article touches upon Google Books and other features of Web 2.0. It's an interesting read which has me thinking I should scan all my print photo albums and save them in multiple locations. The article debates whether or not universities should be the stewards of memory, but it leaves me thinking that we should do all we can (with our new shiny toys) to preserve the past.

What do you think?

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