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Plenty of Room at the Bottom? Personal Digital Libraries and Collections (19 Jun 2005)
In this context the experience of archives, libraries, and museums (often referred to as "memory institutions" because of their role in social and cultural memory) could enrich and interact with computing science research on "memories for life" and the development of memory systems for individuals. In the mass consumer market, current interests in family history may drive interest in transmission of memories held in personal digital collections. In academic research, these personal histories will also be of interest, but it is likely the personal digital collections of leading creative writers and artists, politicians, and scientists may first engage research libraries and archives in this area.
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