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Into the Future: On the Preservation of Knowledge in the Electronic Age

About the Film

A film by Terry Sanders, produced in association with the Commission on Preservation and Access (a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources) and the American Council of Learned Societies, explores the issues behind the survival of digitally stored information into the future. PBS stations nationwide broadcast the film in 1998.

The program features insights from articulate shapers and thinkers of the Information Age, such as Peter Norton, founder of Norton Utilities; Tim Berners-Lee, father of the World Wide Web; John Seely Brown, chief scientist at Xerox Corporation; Michael Dertouzos, director of M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science; Deanna Marcum, president of the Council on Library and Information Resources; and Jeff Rothenberg, senior computer scientist for RAND Corporation.

Funding for the film was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Xerox Corporation.

It is available on videotape in both hour-long and half-hour versions.


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