- Funding the Past – and Future by Fancine Fialkoff
- Saving Digital History by Jessamyn West
- LC Needs Digital Support by Norman Oder
“Saving Digital History” is the longest of the three and is a nice survey of many of the issues found at the interseciton of archiving, born digital records and the wild world of the web. I especially love the extensive Link List at the end of the articles — there are lots of interesting related resources. This is the sort of list of links I wish were available with ALL articles online!
I can see the evolution of some of the ideas she and her co-speakers touched on in their session at SAA 2006: Everyone’s Doing It: What Blogs Mean for Archivists in the 21st Century. I hope we continue to see more of these sorts of panels and articles. There is a lot to think about related to these issues – and there are no easy answers to the many hard questions.
Update: Here is a link to Jessamyn’s presentation from the SAA session mentioned above: Capturing Collaborative Information News, Blogs, Librarians, and You.