17.357 reservations about reservations on preservation

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Oct 29 2003 - 02:02:12 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 357.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 06:41:59 +0000
             From: Patricia Galloway <galloway@ischool.utexas.edu>
             Subject: Re: 17.351 further reservations on preservation

    Saying that saving everything means finding nothing is tantamount to saying
    that we don't anticipate that our understanding of the creation of
    ontologies to describe our digital objects are going to improve beyond
    Dewey Decimal or that our search algorithms won't improve or scale. Don't
    give up too soon is my motto; the 5% solution is a historically-constructed
    effort to make new records look like old ones: full of lacunae.
    Pat Galloway
    Archival Studies and Digital Asset Management
    School of Information
    University of Texas-Austin

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