The conference about digital strategies in heritage

2 - 3 December 2013
De Doelen, Rotterdam

Keynote: Marshmallow or Fire Extinguishers: What Do You Bring to the Cultural Fire Sale? Jason Scott (keynote)

Time Mon 02 Dec  |   16:10 - 17:10
Place Willem Burger Zaal

An inspiring and hilarious speech will inspire you to take a look at the online world with a combination of wariness and preparation, as the world goes every further on the Internet with no looking back.

About Marshmallow or Fire Extinguishers: What Do You Bring to the Cultural Fire Sale? Jason Scott (keynote)

A Dark Angel in Belfast

​Along 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 needed.

As the hat-wearing loudmouth representing the rogue band of archivists called Archive Team, Jason Scott will lay 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. Change is in the air, but it doesn't need to smell like smoke.

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