[Irtalk] Science in the Open » Blog Archive » Remembering Jean-Claude Bradley

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu May 29 10:41:05 SAST 2014

I want to note that in the hours after we heard the news I didn’t realise
the importance of preserving Jean-Claude’s work. I think its important to
recognise that it was information management professionals who immediately
realised both the importance of preservation and the risks to the record
and set in motion the processes necessary to start that work. I remain,
like most researchers I suspect, sloppy and lazy about proper preservation
and we need the support of professionals who understand the issues and
technical challenges, but also are engaged with preservation of works and
media outside the scholarly mainstream if science that is truly on the web
is to have a lasting impact.

*The role of a research institution, if it is to have one in the future, is
in part to provide that support, literally to insitutionalise the
preservation of digital scholarship.*

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