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1/07/2008

NLB archiving home grown blogs

Who says blogs are rubbish? At least the NLB is seeing value in them as part of our historical and political development. 11 such blogs have been archived and the library aims to archive some 100 blogs by the end of the year. Among the blogs that have been archived are Cherian George's cherian.blogspot.com, Alex Au's Yawningbread.org and Mr Brown's mrbrown.com. Associate Professor Lim Sun Sun of NUS 'described the NLB's efforts as "far sighted". This affirms the importance of blogs in adding to the public sphere and contributing to the growth of public discussion.' Alex Au said, 'It shows that the Govt considers even blogs known for their dissenting articles as valuable material for our future generations.' Cherian George added, 'It is part of a welcome movement in Singapore to recognise the value of multiple perspectives in telling the Singapore story.' So, who is still dismissing blogs and internet forums as whining and of no substance and irrelevant?

3 comments:

Speedwing said...

Redbean, as I was reading the papers this morning I was expecting to see your blog as one to be archived. Maybe the next batch will include yours. Good luck.

redbean said...

maybe if i get a phd or gain some kind of notoriety. these are stringent qualifications that befits the image of singapore. paper qualifications is important prerequisite even in cyberspace.

soon we will have a new degree called B.Cyberspace to go along with it.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Typical govt department wasting time and resources, and why not? It's not their money anyway.

The internet archive does this with their own resources.

Go ahead, give it a try: http://archive.org