Peter wrote:

> Also, re: blog mirroring, I highly recommend the current discussions
> floating aroung the blogosphere regarding distributed source control (Git,
> Mercurial, etc.).  It's a fundamental paradigm shift from centralized
> control to distributed control that points the way toward the future of
> libraries as they (we) become less and less the gatekeepers for the
> "stuff" be it digital or physical and more and more the facilitators of
> the "bidirectional replication" that assures ubiquitous access and
> long-term preservation.  The library becomes (actually it has already
> happended) simply a node on a network of trust and should act accordingly.
> See the thoroughly entertaining/thought-provoking Google tech talk by
> Linus Torvalds on Git:

Thanks for pointing to this interesting discussion. This goes even
further then the current paradigm shift from the old model
(author -> publisher -> distributor -> reader) to a world of
user-generated content and collaboration! I was glad if we finally got
to model and archive Weblogs and Wikis - modelling and archiving the
whole process of content copying, changing and remixing and
republication is far beyong libraries capabilities!


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