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Stewardship and Cultural Memory Organizations in the Digital Age was the subject at the Friday Afternoon Seminar (UC Berkeley School of Information) held by Clifford Lynch on September 12th, 2008.

Notes

  • Digital content
    • Files
    • Database records
    • Games
  • Stewardship
    • Objectives
    • Roles
    • Responsibilities

Cultural Memory Organizations

History

  • Royal collections → national collections
  • Printing, publishing, copyright
    • More techniques (~mid 19th c.): photography, audio recording

Museums

  • focused on exhibitions
    • ↔ similarity and difference in collections
      • easier with surrogates/replicates
      • cf. publication of parts of manuscripts in different collections worldwide
  • projects possible due to digitization
  • Importance of interoperability and standards
  • Collections and limited institutional knowledge + role of "outsiders"

Replication, Digitization, Surrogates

  • 2-, 3-dimensional
  • Negatives as sets of pictures depending on technology for copy (exposure, contrast, material ...)
  • Digitization (+publication) as part of stewardship

References

  1. Codex Sinaiticus
  2. cf. Dead Sea scrolls (Wikisource)

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