While its encyclopedic organization does hinder the book’s overall accessibility, Uncertain Archives presents some useful theoretical frameworks for archivists working with digitized and born-digital collections. In its entirety, the book provides a complex analysis of present and possible future impacts of big data across many aspects of human life and organization. It raises thought-provoking questions and areas of inquiry for information professionals tasked with collecting, preserving, describing, and providing access to exponentially growing digital collections. For those interested in LIS approaches to big data, Uncertain Archives is part of a growing body of scholarship concerning the growth of digital archives and the correlation between digital collections and big data.
"Review of Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 9, Article 5.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol9/iss1/5