I’ve been working on a paper with Keith Pendergrass, Tim Walsh and Laura Alagna that centers on the environmental impact of digital preservation, and it is now out in the Spring issue of The American Archivist.
This effort began at the BitCurator Users Forum 2017, where I heard Keith initially present on this subject. I’m very happy we’ve put together a longer work and I look forward to getting it in front of a larger audience. While other criteria for appraisal and retention of digital content have received significant consideration, environmental concerns have not yet factored into much of the discussion.
I will be discussing this and similar topics with fellow panelists at SAA 2019 – swing by Archivists Facing a Changing Climate if you’re in Austin this year!