What if we created an identifier system that organizations would pay an annual feel to belong to? This identifier would be guaranteed to be globally unique as long as the organization cared to maintain it. You could use this identifier with your web browser to find information about the organization.
Yes, that’s DNS.
What if we (memory institutions writ large) did something about remembering the history of DNS? It sounds simple, but it’s not. Is it possible?
> On Oct 13, 2017, at 1:54 PM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:08 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]>
>> At a former research university employer, I talked to a new high-level
>> research data officer type person, whose team had spent months just trying
>> to make a list of all (or even most) of the academic/research
>> organizational units currently existing, and their hiearchical
>> relationships. Before even getting to change management for the future. No
>> such list or org chart even existed.