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 At least the NLB is seeing value in them as part of our historical and political development. 11 such blogs have been archived and the library aims to archive some 100 blogs by the end of the year. Among the blogs that have been archived are Cherian George's cherian.blogspot.com, Alex Au's Yawningbread.org and Mr Brown's mrbrown.com.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?