Tuesday, March 16, 2010

preserving process

NYT article on the issues of preserving digital archival data @ Emory University. One interesting thing to me was that they recreate what an author saw on a screen (a draft, including applications that would allow annotation).

The first digital forensics lab also opened last summer at Stanford's library:
Michael Olson, the digital collections project manager at Stanford University, said that the only people who really had experience with excavating digital information were in law enforcement. “There aren’t a lot of archives out there capturing born-digital material,” he said, referring to the process of extracting all data accurately from a device.

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