The Future of the Past
O'Donnell, James J.
- Publisher: Actas do Congresso Nacional de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas
Actas do Congresso Nacional de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas
My purpose in speaking to you today is to share some reflections on what becomes of our past -- or our pasts -- when the conditions of knowing are changed in dramatic and exciting ways. Networked information technology makes it possible to know our present and our pasts in unprecedented wyas. But change in the modes of knowing is never simple: changing the way we know things changes what it is we know.