Digital Preservation: Policy Challenges (with Vint Cerf)

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In 2018, the Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY), with the support of Google, has embarked on a new project to explore and define Digital Preservation principles, protocols, and practices.

The first event, in this two-part series, is presented in partnership with the Greater Washington DC Internet Society Chapter (ISOC-DC). It focuses on the policy aspects of digital preservation: Is there a role for regulators? Should there be global standards? Should those standards be patent-free? There is much to talk about!


Fri, January 12, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

25 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

While in-person participation is recommended, the session will be livestreamed via the following channels:
Remote participation via Twitter: @isocny + #digitalpreservation

Please join us in person or online for an invigorating and informative conversation!
If you’re attending the D.C. event, please note that parking is available beneath the building and is reachable from Massachusetts avenue.

Our culture and society has been enriched by the creation and proliferation of the Internet. Information has become increasingly more accessible and has enabled so many of us to become active creators rather than passive consumers of content. With that, we’re experiencing an explosive growth of digital data, with 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day and that data needs a place to live.

Not only does our data need a place to live, but it needs a place to survive into the future. What happens if years from now, we are no longer able to access our photos, documents, music — essentially all the records of our lives? We will not only be forgotten, but we’ll be thrusting the future into a ‘digital dark age’.