Local blogs part of Singapore’s historical archives
11, January, 2008 3 Comments
In an earlier posting, I talked about how local bloggers are getting recognition. Further recognition is now given to local blogs as the National Library Board (NLB) has plans to add blogs to Singapore’s historical archives.” Besides adding recognition to local blogs, the move will help to “retain a comprehensive record of online content”.
The blogs are regarded as “an ‘invaluable’ source of news and social commentary for the present and future generations of Singaporeans”.
Of course, the blogs will be selected and not every Tom-Dick-Harry blog will be archived. So far, eleven have been selected. Two of them include known blogs and bloggers such as Air-Conditioned Nation by media academic Cherian George and the satirical Mr Brown.
NLB will take digital snapshots of the selected blogs at least once a year and post their contents on the NLB web archive, which is free and open to public access.
According to George, the move is a welcomed one that helps to “recognise the value of multiple perspectives in telling the Singapore story.”