Thursday, March 12, 2015

"link rot,.content drift" Web destroys footnotes? Discuss online 2pmET Mar13 "Cobweb...Can Internet be Archived?"

What do Hillary & Petraeus have in common these days?  Some of these challenges:
  • Preservation & Citation
" rot, ...content drift, ...and reference rot... "  "The footnote, a landmark in the history of civilization, took centuries to invent and to spread. It has taken mere years nearly to destroy." - citation below
  • Unwanted Persistence (Petraeus?)
  • Disappearance (“Dog ate my homework” - Various?)
  • Complete Transparency Alleged (Hillary?)
  • Trolls & Bullies (Proliferation of untrackable, unremovable abuse)
  • Meta-Issue:  Access & Annotation (How did you find, read, comment, share…?)
Discussion will focus on 2 articles avail free online NOT REQUIRED BUT VALUABLE PREP (excerpts above from article #1):

1. "The Cobweb: Can the Internet be Archived," by Jill Lepore, The New Yorker (1/26/2015) in print, page 36;   
2. “The Past Is Prologue; Archiving the internet,” by Robert C. Maier, American Libraries Magazine Blog (?), January 26, 2015

More information and online registration: FridayLive! Spring 2015 Book Discussion Series: The Cobweb: Can the Internet be Archived: March 13 

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