Review of Archives in the Digital Age: Preservation and the Right to be Forgotten by Abderrazak Mkadmi
The book Archives in the Digital Age: Preservation and the Right to be Forgotten (2021) attempts to broadly describe the current state of digital archiving practices, the methods and strategies, influences of digital humanities and big data, preservation, and the concept of the Right to be forgotten. While this book promises to delve into the right to be forgotten, it is not until the final chapter that the author begins to really engage with this concept. While each of the chapters provides interesting and useful definitions for many technical terms, processes, and stages within the digital lifecycle, this book has narrower applications, then the title assumes. While the author covers concepts of preservation and the data lifecycle in depth, the right to be forgotten appears to be more of an afterthought than key theme throughout the text.
"Review of Archives in the Digital Age: Preservation and the Right to be Forgotten by Abderrazak Mkadmi,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 10, Article 5.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol10/iss1/5