On 1st February the SLLG shared this article on Twitter: Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job.
It has been one of our most popular tweets, quickly gaining multiple Re-tweets and several ‘Favourites’ to date from followers around the globe.
The article states one of the original mission statements of Google – to preserve history online – has now been largely abandoned by the company. The piece is a short read on the shift in Google’s ethos from a place developing a series of organized information repositories and why. It highlights, again, the dangers of stating “it’s all on Google”.
The article goes on to reveal the advances the Internet Archive project is making to ensure history – both analogue and digital born – continues to be filed and made accessible online. However, the project has a long way to go and is another reminder that not everything is accessible online, or will necessarily remain there.
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