October 1, 2014

UK: Warning Over Digital Archive ‘Black Hole’

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From the BBC:

Valuable data about key aspects of modern Scottish life is being lost in a digital archive “black hole”, it has been warned.

The National Library of Scotland said online and social media coverage from the past 20 years was disappearing.

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NLS chief executive Martyn Wade said: “In Scotland and across the UK we have an outstanding and enviable written heritage.

“However, we are now well behind many other countries in archiving the web.

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See Also: “The Memory of a Nation in a Digital World” by Dame Lynne Brindley

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.