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*Dodging the Memory Hole II: An Action Assembly
*Charlotte, NC *
*May 11-12, 2015*
*What will tomorrow bring for yesterday's news?*
For centuries, this "rough first draft of history" has been saved and
preserved by archives and libraries around the world.
But over the last four decades, news has transitioned from printed paper to
digital files, and studies show that these files are in great danger.
Join stakeholders from all angles of this problem—news publishers and press
associations, technologists and researchers, libraries and archives,
corporations and funding agencies. Together, we will lay a crucial
foundation for resolving this information crisis.
What you can expect at Dodging the Memory Hole II
- Abundant opportunities to network with journalists, publishers,
technologists, vendors, press association directors, librarians,
archivists, historians, genealogists, and others that share a stake in the
- Celebration and evaluation of the accomplishments of the seven Action
Teams that were launched at the November Forum (they have been quite busy
during this six-month interval!);
- Inspirational speakers who will engage in conversations with each
other and with the audience members about emerging practices and needs;
- Lots of action--including several sets of concurrent "Take Action"
sessions where we will collectively accomplish real work on site;
- A concentrated, cross-sector environment in which we will focus on
specific, solvable problems in preserving digital news;
- The development of approaches to possible partnerships between
businesses and public institutions that can work for both private
enterprise and the public good;
- The formation of a second wave of work groups that we will launch at
the end of the Action Assembly.
Hosted by the Educopia Institute, the D <http://educopia.org/events/dmh>odging
the Memory Hole II <http://educopia.org/events/dmh> event in May 2015
builds directly upon the foundation of an earlier event - Dodging the
Memory Hole 2014 - hosted at the Reynolds Journalism Institute in Columbia,
Brian Hocker, NBC Universal
Ben Welsh, Los Angeles Times
Eric Weig, University of Kentucky Libraries
Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ryan Thornburg, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, School of
Journalism and Mass Communication
David Thompson, Kentucky Press Association
Cal Shepard, State Librarian of North Carolina
Leigh Montgomery, Christian Science Monitor
Lisa Macklin, Emory University
Edward McCain, Reynolds Journalism Institute and University of Missouri
Jim Kroll, Denver Public Library
Martin Halbert, University of North Texas Libraries
We greatly appreciate the National Endowment for the Humanities' generous
funding support for this event.
Educopia Institute, MetaArchive Cooperative
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