Friday, February 24, 2006

NARA on Google Video

National Archives on Google Video
Okay, this is going to be cool, but who will care.

Google is going to digitize the National Archive film holdings. At first blush this might seem like a great thing. I mean hey, who doesn't want to preserve our history. But seriously, how is going to maintain it and pay for it? And where is it going to be stored?

Is Google going to own this archive of the archive? Will they store it on one type of media forever or will it be migrated into newer storage technologies as they arrive?

Now I'm a big Google fan, but where does it in? Will I wake up one day to find Google is offering to digitize me?


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