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Feel the love for digital archives!

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Yesterday was Valentine's Day. I spent most of the day at work thinking about advocacy for digital preservation. I've been pretty quiet this month, beavering away at a document that I hope might help persuade senior management that digital preservation matters. That digital archives are important. That despite their many flaws and problems, we should look after them as best we can. Yesterday I also read an inspiring blog post by William Kilbride: A foot in the door is worth two on the desk . So many helpful messages around digital preservation advocacy in here but what really stuck with me was this: "Digital preservation is not about data loss, it’s about coming good on the digital promise. It’s not about the digital dark age, it’s about a better digital future." Perhaps we should stop focusing on how flawed and fragile and vulnerable digital archives are, but instead celebrate all that is good about them! Let's feel the love for digital archives! So