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'Bit rot' could turn the Internet into an accidental Library of Alexandria - Death and Taxes

'Bit rot' could turn the Internet into an accidental Library of Alexandria - Death and Taxes | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
'There seems to be a notion among mid-savvy digital technology users that everything that goes onto the Internet will be preserved there, indelibly, until aliens come and decipher the BuzzFeed quizzes of our extinct race. Among the many reasons why this won’t be the case is this kind of surprising one: the bits that make up our digital heritage could “rot.”
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Obsolence of formats and digitised content on the Internet as Archive.
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Archive on #tweetyourthesis Containing 1,376 Tweets

Archive on #tweetyourthesis Containing 1,376 Tweets | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Six data visualizations of an archive about #tweetyourthesis containing 1,376 Tweets (RT @ernestopriego: My updated archive on #tweetyourthesis Containing 1,376 Tweets; http://t.co/exo3OunT...)"

 

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New Dudley borough archive opens to to give people futuristic facilities to to peer into the past - Dudley News

New Dudley borough archive opens to to give people futuristic facilities to to peer into the past - Dudley News | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"HISTORY buffs can research Halesowen and Cradley's past at Dudley's new £6 million archives and local history centre which opened this week.

Located next to the Black Country Living Museum, it is the first public building built by Dudley Council for 20 years and replaces the outgrown, ageing facility at Coseley.

It houses the borough's archives which date back to the 12th century - including every back copy of the Halesowen News - and it is hoped the resources will be well used by local historians and people interested in tracing their descendants."

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Would love to see this archive!

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