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Memories Archived: Preserving Our Stories in the Library of Congress

I recently came across some old journals I’ve kept over the years — although I was never consistent with them, they do reflect the history of my young adult life. I flipped to an entry from around this time five

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Building a modern data registry: Go beyond data classification – Help Net Security

The focus of the article is privacy, particularly meeting privacy requirements to keep people’s data safe.  With privacy regulations being introduced globally there seems to be a surge in urgency to comply with the new laws.  A delicate balance must

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3D Printing & Museums

In recent years, museums have been implementing 3D printing technologies to preserve cultural heritage and heighten the museum experience. 3D technologies provide curators, researchers, and scientists with the tools to restore historical artifacts, accurately capture artifact details, and digitally preserve

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The Barack Obama Presidential Library Goes Digital

“The First Digital Archive for the First Digital President” Beginning with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, 13 presidents have established presidential libraries to preserve and provide access to the historical records and materials of the Presidents. The libraries are

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Internet Archive to Preserve Google+ Posts Before Shutdown

Google+ was initially launched in June 2011 with the goal of competing against other social media networks like Twitter and Facebook. At first, Google+ received a surge in user signups but over time users spent less time on the site

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Lunar Library: the Rosetta Stone for Aliens or a Cultural Backup Disk?

Recently I have been noticing a lot of articles dealing with space preservation that slides in two directions; the preservation of human artifacts in space and human preservation into space (kind of like a time capsule). In an article by

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The Challenge of Preserving the Historical Record of #MeToo

In June of 2018, the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute announced its intention to collect the millions of tweets and hundreds of thousands of web pages that will form the historical record of the #MeToo movement. According to

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The Obama Center: Don’t call it a library

This recent article in the New York Times explains how the proposed plan for the Obama Presidential Center breaks with tradition and will not actually be a library. Starting with Franklin Delano Roosevelt (and retroactively including Herbert Hoover), each president

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by Hugh McLeod

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