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The internet, information architecture and community memory

Carmichael, P. (2003) The internet, information architecture and community memory. Journal of computer-mediated communication, 8 (2). ISSN 1083-6101

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.1083-6101.2003.tb00208.x


This article reviews current technological developments, particularly Peer-to-Peer technologies and Distributed Data Systems, and their value to community memory projects, particularly those concerned with the preservation of the cultural, literary and administrative data of cultures which have suffered genocide or are at risk of genocide. It draws attention to the comparatively good representation online of genocide denial groups and changes in the technological strategies of holocaust denial and other far-right groups. It draws on the author's work in providing IT support for a UK-based Non-Governmental Organization providing support for survivors of genocide in Rwanda.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education
ID Code:12502

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