20 July 2011

Digital Time Capsules

A related topic is Digital Time Capsules.  A recent post by Leslie Johnston on the Library of Congress Digital Preservation blog broaches this topic.

“I was recently asked a question that I had never considered before:  If I wanted to create a digital time capsule, how would I ensure that it is usable in twenty or fifty or more years?  The International Time Capsule Society provides  tips on creating a physical capsule.  But what about the digital?

At its core, a time capsule is a collection of memorabilia documenting a place, organization, events, or a family.  Think of a digital time capsule as being something like a multimedia scrapbook, containing records and mementos, including born-digital and digitized version of physical keepsakes.  A time capsule should be more than a random collection, though; it should tell a story…”

Read the full post as well as comments made by others, one of which refers to the Planets TimeCapsule.

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