Thursday, January 29, 2015

Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job — The Message — Medium


As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory


Google wrote its mission statement in 1999, a year after launch, setting the course for the company’s next decade:
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
For years, Google’s mission included the preservation of the past

In 2001, Google made their first acquisition, the Deja archives. The
largest collection of Usenet archives, Google relaunched it as Google Groups, supplemented with archived messages going back to 1981.  Read more...

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