Read about the #MeToo archiving project underway at the Schlesinger Library and listen to an interview with Schlensinger’s Digital Project Manager and listen to an interview with Amanda Strauss, the
From the CBC’s Day 6 Program:
While conventional wisdom says that everything online lives forever, archivists at Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library aren’t taking any risks.
They’re collecting over 19 million digital fragments from the #MeToo movement — tweets, Facebook comments, Reddit threads, news articles and YouTube videos — for future researchers.
“Just because something is everywhere on the web … doesn’t mean that it’s going to be preserved in perpetuity forever,” said Amanda Strauss, the library’s special projects manager, refuting conventional warnings that things online live forever.
“The role of archivists and librarians is to preserve this material in perpetuity which means that in 150 years, researchers will be able to access and view and use this content,” Strauss told Day 6 host Brent Bambury.
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See Also: #MeToo: A Glimpse into the Digital Vault (via Schlesinger Library Newsletter)
From Fall 2018 Issue.
See Also: The Challenge of Preserving the Historical Record of #MeToo (via March 11, 2019; via The New Yorker)