20/20 hindsight is perfect, yet looking forward to 2020 the future is not yet so clear as to what it holds for digital preservation. Will we look back to now from 2020 and see a digital dark age or the beginning of a golden ambient intelligence environment? This paper will look at a classic information management metaphor, the information container and extend it to identify the challenges facing digital preservation as we move from managing information containers, through content to information context. This paper will then discuss the research agenda and challenges that need soon to be faced and resolved to move our community forward, navigating through the Semantic Web towards the ambient intelligence context sensitive environment: where digital information becomes a ubiquitous process of perception and communication.
Simon Tanner, "Managing containers, content and context in digital preservation: towards a 2020 vision" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2006, 2006, pp 19 - 23, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2006.3.1.art00005