Web Archiving: “This Internet Librarian is on a Mission to Archive the Web Before it is Deleted”
Ed. Note: A big congrats to infoDOCKET friend Mark Graham. His efforts as well as the efforts of his entire team at the Internet Archive are vital and essential.
From The Telegraph:
Mark Graham fears that valuable parts of human history are being wiped out before our eyes.
As the director of the Wayback Machine, a website that records how individual webpages have changed over time, he is acutely aware of how important it is to keep a record of what is being posted – and where.
“If we want future generations to have the opportunity to learn from history then it is imperative that history be available to them,” Graham says. “Over the last few decades, almost all of human knowledge communication has been digital and while that has afforded a dramatic increase in the volume and the frequency, it has also brought with it a fragility.”
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See Also: Did You Know The Wayback Machine Provides a Free Service Where You Can Instantly Archive a Web Page, PDF, etc.?
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About Gary Price
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.