POST: Historicizing the Digital for Digital Preservation Education

Once again, The Signal features an excellent interview highlighting the work of digital preservationists.

This time, Trevor Owens talks with Alison Langmead and Brian Beaton, who are co-teaching a course on digital preservation at the University of Pittsburgh. Their innovative approach to structuring the course is described as “Media Archaeology meets Historical Epistemology”:

[W]e wanted to situate digital preservation problems as outcomes and effects of choices, activities, and interactions over time that involved a tremendous range of human and non-human actors…

The syllabus for the course is also available [pdf].

This post was produced through a cooperation between Roxanne Shirazi (dh+lib review editor for the week), Laura Braunstein and Chella Vaidyanathan (Editors-at-Large for the week), and Zach Coble and Sarah Potvin (site editors).