PERICLES seminar - Göteborg Book Fair, 22 September 2016
How can we access digital objects created 20 years ago and 100 years from now?
Music, photographs, videos, scientific data and art are all examples of content which is now stored digitally. How are the institutions that are collecting enormous amounts of digital content – libraries, museums, archives and research institutes – going to make sure that the material is accessible in the future as well? 100 years from now, will we even know what an iPod was? If our grandchildren find a CD, will they be able to listen to the music stored on it?
These questions were at the centre of the PERICLES seminar, which took place during the Göteborg Book Fair on 22 September 2016. Hosted by the University of Borås, this panel discussion was partly based on the latest findings on digital preservation from the PERICLES project and the current experiences of major players in digital preservation.
Participants included: Efstratios Kontopoulos, PERICLES researcher (CERTH-ITI, Center for Research & Technology Hellas), Christine Sauter, PERICLES Project Manager (King's College London), Maria Cavallin Aijmer (Department of History Studies, University of Gothenburg), Sanja Halling (Digisam, Swedish National Archives), Bengt Neiss (National Library of Sweden), Göran Kristiansson (Swedish National Archives, eARD project manager). Moderator: Nasrine Olson, (The Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) at the University of Borås).