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18:00 - 20:00 25 September 2013

Jenkinson Lecture: Traces and Transformations


Darwin B40 | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Professor Paul Conway, Associate Professor, University of Michigan, School of Information

Traces and Transformations: A case for the Archival Nature of Digital Surrogates

Large-scale digitization is generating extraordinary collections of visual and textual surrogates, potentially endowed with transcendent long-term cultural and research values. Understanding the nature of digital surrogacy is a substantial intellectual opportunity for archival science and the digital humanities. The paper presents an argument that one of the most significant requirements for the long-term access to collections of digital surrogates is to treat digital surrogates as archives in their own right, worthy of preservation as archives.


Elizabeth Shepherd
+44 (0) 7679 7204 | e.shepherd@ucl.ac.uk


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