From an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education by Angela Chen:
This is the first time the libraries have tried to preserve materials from a large-scale, continuing event, said Bradley Daigle, director of digital-curation services. The staff did not begin collecting materials on the subject until a rally on June 18. As of June 22, the team has archived nearly 20,000 tweets, 61 blog posts, over 200 media posts, and about 100 physical objects, such as signs from protests.
The collection will provide an objective snapshot of “a watershed moment, not only for the University of Virginia, but for higher education as well,” Mr. Daigle said.
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