Editing our future – Technology – smh.com.au

Editing our future – Technology – smh.com.au:

It sounds like something the late Douglas Adams, with his sense
of the absurd, might have dreamt up for The Hitchhiker’s Guide
to the Galaxy. In June a group of dedicated librarians shut
away in a monolithic Canberra building will set loose a robot
which, they hope, will devour Australia.


this is actually an article on the Australian section of the International Information Preservation Consortium. I’m in their researchers working group. The goal is to preserve the internet content that national libraries and archives are charged with preserving by their governments… which is quite a bit more than people think.