Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 501.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 08:07:30 +0000
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Francois Lachance)
Subject: Machines, Archives and the Hidden
Gene Bridwell in _Open Letter_ Fall 1998 describes a gift to Simon
Fraser University. It may be of interest to subscribers to Humanist to
note that poet bpNicol's Apple IIe computer with manuals and disks has
been acquired by Simon Fraser's Special Collections and Rare Books.
I am curious about analogous gifts to other institutions.
I am also interest on how researchers would exploit reference material
found on the disks (floppy or hard drive) of such a resource. How does one
cite such sources?
As well how do archivists ensure access to the material and secure
(against inadvertant erasure and or misplacement of electronic files)?
Has there been a panel discussion or a paper published which considers the
ethical aspects of retrieving deleted files from the hard drive of such a
-- Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
per Interactivity ad Virtuality via Textuality
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