PC Magazine: Sustaining the 9/11 Digital Archive

From PC Magazine Sustaining the 9/11 Digital Archive. “In a previous column on data visualizations I explored the formative role institutional machinery—tenure, university centers and institutes, and government grants and fellowships—plays in the production of digital projects. In this column, I consider the processes that sustain those projects. Using the case study of the September 11 Digital Archive, I want to suggest that treating digital projects as finished products presents three problems. First, it promotes an unreasonable estimation of the cost of digital projects; second, it devalues the labor required to maintain resources; and third, it elides the unique risks electronic materials face.”

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