The digital age brings daunting challenges for anyone trying to preserve cultural artifacts, which have become entangled in new software and hardware dependencies as well as new social contexts like email and gaming communities. This conversation between librarian Richard Hollinger and curator Jon Ippolito asks whether and how the priorities of archive and museum communities may need to change to reflect our bit-driven society.
This clip is the third in a five-part introduction to the University of Maine's online course DIG 550 (Digital Preservation). Hollinger and Ippolito are faculty in this graduate program, which offers online classes in the acquisition, representation, access, and preservation of digital assets. More at http://DigitalCuration.UMaine.edu.