UK: Warning Over Digital Archive ‘Black Hole’
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.
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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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.