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Day 3: Truth and history

Wednesday 10 August, with John Birmingham.


The rise of citizen journalism offers alternative views to officially recorded history in every tweet, blog and photo. Why is it so important for libraries to preserve Facebook, Twitter and other online conversations? How would our world today be understood 100 years from now if these millions of diverse voices were lost?

Watch John Birmingham talk about why preserving this digital content is vital.

About John Birmingham

Author and journalist John Birmingham's books include 'He Died With a Falafel In His Hand' and 'Leviathan: an unauthorised biography of Sydney', for which he won the National Award for Non-fiction. His most recent fiction series is the 'Dave Hooper trilogy'. Find him at and @JohnBirmingham on Twitter.

Born Digital 2016 program


FREE EVENT: Preserving your digital memories
Thursday 11 August, 6 to 7:30pm @ the Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of SA




Caring for your digital collections - Library Guide


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