Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Archive This

The Chronicle reports on the Sustaining Digital History project, “which is trying to make it easier for history scholars to publish digitally in well-established forums”:
Much of the digital work that scholars do now is outside of the traditional academic-publishing realm—published in blogs or on Wikipedia. About 20 percent of scholars in the survey said they had published some kind of work in a native digital form.
One hopes that long-term access (i.e., preservation) is included in this discussion about dissemination.

The Chronicle also reports on a conference on the future of social-media archiving. So far, not much has been revealed through the social media connected with the event itself.