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Title:When Digital Objects Change -- Exactly What Changes?
Author(s):Renear, Allen H.; Dubin, David; Wickett, Karen M.
Data Curation
Digital Preservation
Abstract:Formal accounts of digital objects often characterize them as bit strings, graphs, sets, tuples, relations, or other similar constructs from discrete mathematics. Such characterizations imply that these objects cannot undergo changes such as losing or gaining parts, or having their parts rearranged. Yet our discourse about digital objects seems, if taken literally, to imply that those objects routinely undergo such changes. One strategy for dealing with this inconsistency is to affirm an account which leaves digital objects immutable and re-locates change in the persons interacting with these objects.
Issue Date:2008
Publisher:ASIST, Wiley
Citation Info:When Digital Objects Change -- Exactly What Changes? Allen H. Renear, David Dubin, Karen M. Wickett. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 45:1 (2008).
Series/Report:Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Genre:Conference Poster
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-03-17

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