Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Knight library challenge

The Knight Foundation just posted a new challenge. This time they're looking for ideas about what libraries can do to help their community. Here's what I wrote.

Future-safe communities

Libraries should maintain the digital archive for their community.

Anything written on the web, by a member of their community, or about their community, should be part of the archive.

The question it should answer is this: What happened in this community in this period of time?

I've written a lot about this, under the heading of "future-safe archives." It's a real problem for the web. We are not creating anything like a permanent record.

This is probably the first piece.

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By Dave Winer, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM. We don't need no stinkin rock stars.