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Title:Retrocomputing, Archival Research, and Digital Heritage Preservation: A Computer Museum and iSchool Collaboration
Author(s):Galloway, Patricia
Subject(s):Digital preservation
Computers -- Conservation and restoration
Computers -- Museums
Abstract:This article discusses the potential contributions of lay members of the public to the dialogue around the data/information/knowledge life-cycle in a community technology museum, the Goodwill Computer Museum in Austin, Texas. Through an examination of the museum's collaboration with the University of Texas School of Information, the article addresses the situation that arises when a museum is created by non(museum)-professionals who control considerable expertise in the subject field, and explores how the presence and collaboration of volunteers allows the museum to serve as a laboratory setting for the participation of academic researchers in the field of digital heritage preservation.
Issue Date:2011-06
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Library Trends 59(4) Spring 2011: 623-636
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright (2011) Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-05-27

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