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The Digital-Age Challenges of Preserving "Personal" Content: Manuscript Drafts, Correspondence, & Social Movements
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2014.11.1.art00010  Published OnlineJune 2014
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This paper outlines the crisis facing Archives in an age when the material they traditionally acquire is mostly available only in digital form. It discusses how the first stage (writing on computers instead of paper) was exacerbated by the 2nd stage (messages and files hosted on social networks and external services in the Cloud). Placing this in the context of previous studies advocating archivist intervention within the workflow of the creator, it discusses strategies for nudging creators to alter practices so that their works will be more preservable. The presentation will be couched within a case study of efforts to archive user-generated media related to the "Occupy" Movement.

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Howard Besser, "The Digital-Age Challenges of Preserving "Personal" Content: Manuscript Drafts, Correspondence, & Social Movementsin Proc. IS&T Archiving 2014,  2014,  pp 42 - 46,  https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2014.11.1.art00010

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