One of the many ways that libraries help to preserve the memories, documents, and other artifacts that sustain human communities is through preservation. In an increasingly digital world, issues of digital preservation are vital. Here’s one way that several universities are working together to help preserve our collective heritage.
Harvard Library is in the process of digitizing and releasing all known archival and manuscript materials in the Harvard Library that relate to 17th and 18th century North America. More information HERE.
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Many folks don’t understand that libraries are not simply repositories of information, but rather function as collective memories of cultures and communities. Google, on the other hand, does not function under these values and ethics. Andy Baio offers a timely reminder that Google is not a library.