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Truth and history

Truth and history with John Birmingham

Born Digital 2016: Truth and history

The rise of citizen journalism offers alternative views to officially recorded history in every tweet, blog and photo.

Why is it so important for libraries to preserve Facebook, Twitter and other online conversations?

How would our world today be understood 100 years from now if these millions of diverse voices were lost?

 John Birmingham talks about why preserving this digital content is vital.


John Birmingham, Digital Preservation Week 2016
John Birmingham

Author and journalist John Birmingham’s books include He Died With a Falafel In His Hand and Leviathan: an unauthorised biography of Sydney, for which he won the National Award for Non-fiction. His most recent fiction series is the Dave Hooper trilogy.

Find him at and @JohnBirmingham on Twitter.