Archiving and Preserving Social Media: Report About “Documenting the Now” Project Airs on Australian Radio
From the Australian Broadcasting Company:
Documenting the Now is a joint initiative between three institutions: Washington University, where Mr [Ed] Summers works as a researcher, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Maryland.
Mr Summers admits it’s a “work in progress”, as archivists and activists struggle with the complexity of big data. One of the core issues, he says, is gaining consent. Many people who use a service like Twitter don’t want their comments to last, and Mr Summers says it’s important not to disrespect that.
“There are expectations that perhaps tweets will not last a long time,” he says.
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See Also: Listen Online: Public Radio Program Looks at Digital Preservation Issues (From St. Louis Public Radio; August 5, 2017)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.