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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Archivists and Outdated Technology

Northwestern Archivists Aim to Resurrect Outdated Technology

Grace Wong | October 26, 2015

[...]For years, archivists have combed through papers and books to capture life at a specific point in time or a famous person's work. With digital technology advancing rapidly and devices becoming outdated even quicker, the need to come up with strategies on preserving the nonphysical becomes urgent.

After exhausting other options, library archivists are encouraging the public to empty junk drawers and send in outdated cords through their zombie-themed #UndeadTech campaign. Their hope is to raise awareness about the challenges they face in preserving history and reach out to the public to help them resurrect devices such as Black's.

<more at; related links: (#undeadtech) and (U.S. May Quit Giving Aid for Outdated Technology. March 17, 2014)>

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