May 25, 2022

Listen Online: Public Radio Program Looks at Digital Preservation Issues

From St. Louis Public Radio:

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, we discussed the idea of “digital obsolescence” and how librarians, archivists and digital media managers are tackling the problem. They also offer some ideas on how you can be sure your memories are accessible for the future that lies ahead.

The first rule of digital preservation? “Replication. Redundancy. Planned migration,” said Chris Martinez, the manager of media archives and digital assets for the Missouri History Museum.


Martinez joined the program alongside Robert Manley, the digital asset coordinator for Archives and Special Collections at Washington University, and Vernon Mitchell, the administrative lead for DocNow, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project to archive and preserve 12 million tweets and social media posts from the Ferguson protests. Mitchell is based at Washington University, where he serves as the curator of popular and American arts for the Washington University Libraries.

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