LIBER Think Tank on the future value of the book as artefact and the future value of digital documentary heritage.
24-25 May 2007
National Library of Sweden, Stockholm
The future of the book is in question. The future of the digital cultural heritage is under debate. The role of the printed text as the physical carrier of information and human thought is being challenged by digital technology. Concepts such as value and authenticity are traditionally based on physical objects and collections. Has the artefactual value increased or decreased with digital developments? The value and authenticity of virtual information carriers are increasingly being discussed. Has the critical mass of “born digital” and digitised material created a new digital cultural documentary heritage? (…)
The aim of this two day Think Tank is to examine and discuss whether it is possible to arrive at a common understanding of these concepts regardless of whether the format is physical or virtual.