Head of British Library Warns of 'a Black Hole' in the Digital Record

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Lynne Brindley, the chief executive of the British Library, is worried about whether we’re saving enough—not enough money, but enough of the digital evidence of our times. In an essay in Sunday’s Observer, Ms. Brindley worries that whole chunks of national memory are being lost and that “historians and citizens of the future will find a black hole in the knowledge base of the 21st century.”

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Maarja Krusten - 1/30/2009

The real story is revealed in a few of the comments posted under the CHE piece--don't miss 'em!