Anne Osterrieder messaged me in Twitter this morning forwarding a post by Ernesto Priego saying, “It is dispiriting that new academic-led online journals keep appearing without licensing, archiving, indexing nor preservation policies…”
Well, I agree with Ernesto Priego (is that really his name?). Especially in light of my last post about truth and authority. I could say that everything is “writ on water” as Keats’ grave would say and in the vastness of time, memory is nothing but vanity. But I don’t buy that. Archiving is a valued activity in the academy. And if memory is really a predictive heuristic then any of it is useful any time. So the question has been asked. What is the answer?
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