Internet may appear to be a massive online archive but in fact much information is being lost, Dutch organisations attending a UNESCO conference in Paris say.
In particular, social media commentary, which says a great deal about trends in society and news events, will probably not be available for historic research in the future, the organisations warn in Tuesday’s Volkskrant.”
We are emerging from the digital dark ages,’ Marcel Ras, programme manager of the national digital sustainability coalition [Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD)] says. ‘Much of the information from the early days of internet has gone for ever.
We are happy if we find a diary from the Dutch golden age but today’s diaries – Twitter and Facebook – are the heritage of the future. However, no one is taking responsibility for this,’ said University of Amsterdam researcher Julia Noordegraaf [Professor of Digital Heritage].
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