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Digital content has been around for 20+ years, and is now formally being collected.

All British print publications have been held by the libraries since 1662. But from today, says Lucie Burgess, the library’s head of content strategy, this has been extended “to capture the digital universe as well”.

The 4.8 million websites using the .uk domain will all be collected and made accessible from January 2014, though certain material will be available earlier. Other British websites with .org and .com domain names should follow soon after.

Read full article… what further ramifications does this mean for a society in which we say that our past is all recorded? As a historian I’m thinking, even if it all is, we’re going to be selective in what we search for/access, and how it’s categorised will change access…

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