Digital Irish Content in Danger of Disappearing, Specialist Warns

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jul 20, 2017

Valuable information relating to recent events in Ireland could be lost to future generations because of a failure to properly collect and preserve online media, a leading archivist has warned.

Ger Wilson, head of digital collections at the National Library of Ireland, said that with its research showing that as much as 50 per cent of website content can disappear within a year, it is “highly likely” that some critical material has already disappeared.

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