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Entries Tagged as 'Collective Memory'

Don’t worry, the Web will categorize itself…

October 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Collective Memory, Web 2.0

Michael Welsh, a ‘digital ethonography’ professor at Kansas State University, has created a follow-up video to his amazing and widely-viewed “The Machine is Us/ing Us.” In this second piece he once again drives home the point that digital information is different because it has less constraints than its paper counterpart. It is not shackled by [...]

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10 Ideas I Found in ‘Ambient Findability’

July 3rd, 2006 · 3 Comments · Archives Access Systems, Collective Memory, Web 2.0

On the plane ride to and from the ACA 2006 conference in St.John’s, Newfoundland I finally got a chance to read Peter Morville’s much lauded book Ambient Findability (O’Reilly, 2005). In this book, Morville studies the latest Web trends and technologies from the perspective of findability, which he defines as the “the degree to which [...]

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Are Archives Doomed?

March 10th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Archives Access Systems, Collective Memory, Personal Digital Archives

Wow. I just watched an excellent webcast presentation by Rick Prelinger of the Prelinger Film Archives and one of the people behind the Open Content Alliance. The ominous title of the presentation “Are the Archives Doomed?” is in reference to the growing restrictions on access to archival materials that are due to copyright issues, restrictive [...]

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Collective Memory

October 28th, 2005 · 4 Comments · Collective Memory, Terms & Definitions

Collective memory is a term used to describe the recollections that are shared in common by a group of people. Communities inherently go through a selective and subjective process of recounting past experiences to help shape their collective identity.

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