Mircosoft and The British Library
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Microsoft is collaborating with the British Library to create the first
archive of British emails.
The ‘Email Britain’ campaign, ties in with the UK launch of the new Windows
Live Hotmail. It will run throughout May 2007. The British Library requests for
the British public to forward memorable email from their sent mail and inbox for
inclusion in a digital archive that will be stored at the British Library for
generations to come.
Ten categories have been created for the emails, which will be permanently
archived. Amongst these topics are blunders, life changes, news and complaints.
Digital archiving has never been attempted before on this scale so it will be
something to look forward to when the next generation stumble upon it.
To contribute to the archive, emailers should log on to the Email Britain
site or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2007-05-19 21:30:07 in Legal Articles