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ERIC Number: EJ859399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep-15
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
The E-Memory Revolution
Gemmell, Jim; Bel, Gordon
Library Journal, v134 n15 p20-23 Sep 2009
When Stanford University obtained the Buckminster Fuller archive, it heralded it as "one of the most extensive known personal archives in existence." Taking up 2000 linear feet of shelf space, including hundreds of thousands of pages and over 4000 hours of audio/video, Fuller's collection does indeed sound impressive. But Fuller, considered an eccentric for leaving behind such an enormous corpus, will be put to shame by the vast repository of electronic memories (e-memories) created by the average Joe of the next generation. And these e-memory archives will take up a lot less shelf space. In this article, the author discusses the e-memory revolution. The rise of this digital record of daily life means unmatched access to the past, presenting both challenge and opportunity to libraries.
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Language: English
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