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    The Sacred Unreadable Artefact: Digital Preservation, Computational Abundance, and Scarce Access

    Eve, Martin Paul (2019) The Sacred Unreadable Artefact: Digital Preservation, Computational Abundance, and Scarce Access. In: Digital Library Futures: Symposium on Non-Print Legal Deposit, 21st May 2019, University of Cambridge, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Since legal deposit regulations were introduced to the UK in the 17th Century, society has benefited from the systematic preservation of our written cultural heritage. In 2013 these regulations were expanded to incorporate non-print materials, an important addition that simultaneously secured much of the UK's written digital heritage, and created several major challenges to institutional practices and end users. As part of the AHRC-funded Digital Library Futures project, we are delighted to host a one-day symposium on the present and future of Non-Print Legal Deposit. We will launch the project white paper via a presentation that addresses the following key questions: What impact has the introduction of NPLD had upon academic deposit libraries? How are legal deposit collections currently used by researchers within the UK? And what does an empirical, user-driven account of NPLD tell us about the position of legal deposit in the digital age? In the afternoon, we will broaden out the debate, hearing from a diverse and exciting range of speakers who have been involved in various aspects of NPLD: there will be the chance for discussion of the key opportunities and challenges posed by NPLD, and consideration of future directions for research into its impact, value, and long-term legacy.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Martin Paul Eve
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 11:25
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 11:54
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/27525

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