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Big Ideas: Sense and sensitivity

May 12th, 2014

Episode 353 of 474 episodes

Contrary to previous fears, there is unlikely to be a 'black hole' in our official history due to lost emails and other digital information. In fact, quite the opposite. According to official sources, government is deluged with digital information and now The National Archives urgently needs to develop a new way to review for sensitivity the vast swathes of data and preserve that which has historical value for future generations.In this talk, Tim Gollins discusses the problem and what The National Archives and The University of Glasgow are jointly doing to address it. Tim is a director of the Digital Preservation Coalition and a member of the University of Sheffield I-School's Advisory Panel.