Bring Out Your Dead…Outdated Technology

Bring Out Your Dead…Outdated Technology
Bring Out Your Dead…Outdated Technology

Bring Out Your Dead…Outdated Technology

Archivists at Northwestern University want to be able to gain access to digital archives, the stuff stored in old cellphones and computers. And they say it’s more of a challenge than you think to find cables and cords that match up to that sort of equipment. They’re asking for donations of old technology as they consider the importance of saving that old ‘junk’ for future use in preserving the past. So the Northwestern archivists have started a campaign called #UndeadTech to get a hold of cables and cords. Laura Alagna, NU’s Digital Curation Assistant and Kevin Leonard, the school’s Library Archivist, talk about how this idea and challenge came about.