Corpus ID: 17104214

Digital Materiality: Preserving Access to Computers as Complete Environments

  title={Digital Materiality: Preserving Access to Computers as Complete Environments},
  author={M. Kirschenbaum and Doug Reside and Gabriela Redwine and C. Peters and Naomi Nelson and Kari Kraus and Erika L. Farr},
This paper addresses a particular domain within the sphere of activity that is coming to be known as personal digital papers or personal digital archives. We are concerned with contemporary writers of belles-lettres (fiction, poetry, and drama), and the implications of the shift toward word processing and other forms of electronic text production for the future of the cultural record, in particular literary scholarship. The urgency of this topic is evidenced by the recent deaths of several high… Expand
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Adapting Existing Technologies for Digitally Archiving Personal Lives Digital Forensics, Ancestral Computing, and Evolutionary Perspectives and Tools
  • J. John
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • iPRES
  • 2008
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