Cal Lee contributes post for World Digital Preservation Day

November 30, 2018

UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Professor Christopher “Cal” Lee wrote a blog post for the Digital Preservation Coalition, part of a package to celebrate World Digital Preservation Day 2018 (#WDPD2018) on Nov. 29.

Co-ordinated by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks around the world, World Digital Preservation Day (formerly International Digital Preservation Day) is held on the last Thursday of every November. This year, data creators, curators, and consumers from around the world showcased their work through numerous events and workshops, sharing their experiences through a series of blog posts, tweets, and Instagram messages, all using the hashtag #WDPD2018.

Lee’s post, titled “On Robustness,” advises digital curators to remain flexible when planning for the future.

“Whoever is responsible for digital preservation must deal with an ever-changing social and technical environment,” Lee writes. “It's impossible to predict what the specific changes will be, especially over long time periods.”

Click here to read the full blog post.

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