Saturday, August 16, 2014

[Yasmin_discussions] Re-Collection


we are concluding our discussion with Rick Rinehart and Jon Ippolito
around their book Re-Collection

Re-collection Art, New Media, and Social Memory

we would welcome any final comments this weekend-

clearly this is the beginning of the story- current archiving and restoration
practices for non digital media have evolved over the centuries with past
practices now considered un acceptable= and many older museums have closed
and their collections dispersed

the internet archive )

functions on the basis of donations as they could not keep up with the
The Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library. Its
purposes include offering permanent access for researchers,
historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public
to historical collections that exist in digital format.

.... Archive has been receiving data donations fromAlexa Internet and
others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more
well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes: texts,
audio, moving images, and softwareas well as archived web pages in our
collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading
and information access for the blind and other persons with

Cloud storage is in the hands of commercial companies that make no
commitment to archival storage

i think i mentioned the work of a colleague expert in Mesopotamian
clay tablets.. christine proust

i remember in a talk she gave that many clay tablets were rescued
because they were re used
as building materials in the admin buildings of mesopotamia- there are
millions of them now
being dug out of clay walls= including exercises by students in their
class work and the
dissemination of new syllabi by the central educational
administration= and no doubt also
sketches by art students of the time

too bad you cant recycle digital media into something useful that will
last centuries

roger malina
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