Myspace loses all content uploaded before 2016

An interesting story about the problems of digital preservation, especially the preservation of social media:

"Myspace, the once mighty social network, has lost every single piece of content uploaded to its site before 2016, including millions of songs, photos and videos with no other home on the internet.... More than 50m tracks from 14 million artists have been lost..."

The Internet’s keepers? “Some call us hoarders—I like to say we’re archivists”

In an interview, "Wayback Machine Director Mark Graham outlines the scale of everyone's favorite archive."

Source: Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, October 7, 2018,

Project revives old software, preserves ‘born-digital’ data

Digital preservationists at Yale University Library are building a shareable “emulation as a service” infrastructure to resurrect thousands of obsolete software programs and ensure that the information produced on them will be kept intact and made easily available for future access, study, and use.

Source: Mike Cummings, Yale News, February 13, 2018,


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