long with its portability, flexibility, and amazing
worldwide reach, the other side of digital heritage is its fragility,
flightiness and tenuous existence. In moments, entire communities and the
artifacts that comprise their culture can be gone with little or no warning. As
more of life goes online, new techniques for preserving digital heritage, and
methods to act decisively and definitively to save at-risk materials are
As the hat-wearing loudmouth representing the rogue band of archivists called Archive Team, Jason Scott lays out the tools and managerial challenges that have enabled a 100% volunteer team to preserve tens of millions of user accounts and over 500 terabytes of material.