[Air-L] archiving writers' e-work (fwd)

Kathleen O'Riordan K.ORiordan at sussex.ac.uk
Wed Apr 8 13:56:15 PDT 2009


apologies if this has already been mentioned but the project team at the
Digital Lives project at the British Library has been dealing with these
issues for some time - and some simulator software development for
dealing with hardware and software - i.e. dead digital formats - is in
part driven by this kind of archive.

http://www.bl.uk/digital-lives/

k


Quoting Peter Timusk <ptimusk at sympatico.ca>:

> 
> On 8-Apr-09, at 1:07 PM, jcu wrote:
> 
> > Has anyone heard of someone bequeathing
> > their 'cloud' of personal info to a loved one/
> > family member? In the world of computer forensics,
> > can a family member legally gain access to/take ownership
> > of a deceased family members' mobile me accounts
> > (the contents of it), for example?
> >
> > Is anyone researching this aspect of e-writing
> 
> 
> The question concerns me based on a news item some years back on  
> archiving famous person's emails at some famous library in Britain
> and  
> the incompatibility of older email software.
> 
> I also thought of this as a possible new business going into a dead 
> 
> person's computer and presenting their family with a package of  
> stuff's like their writings.
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