May 26, 2022

Listen Online (Radio Program): “By Archiving Our Lives Online, are We at Risk of Losing More Than Just Data?”

From On Point/WBUR-Boston:

The Myspace music purge. The Google+ shutdown. As you store your life’s archive online, what happens when it’s taken away?

Source: Wikimedia Commons


Brian Feldman, associate editor at New York Magazine. (@bafeldman)

Jason Scott, digital archivist and historian for the Internet Archive, a nonprofit, free-to-use digital library. (@textfiles)

Heather Richards-Rissetto, archaeologist specializing in the ancient Maya of Central America. Anthropology professor and fellow in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Director of the Keeping Data Alive Project, supporting re-use and repurposing of 3D data in the humanities.

See Also: Why There’s So Little Left Of The Early Internet (via BBC News)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.