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SUCHO Saving Ukraine's Libraries Digitally
An ad hoc group of librarians, historians, teachers and hackers have been working to upload Ukraine's cultural heritage in the face of war.
One week after launching the initiative Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO), co-organizers Quinn Dombrowski (Stanford University), Anna Kijas (Tufts University), and Sebastian Majstorovic (Austrian Center for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage) report that the project’s 1,000 volunteers from across the world have captured over 1,500 Ukrainian museum and library websites, digital exhibits, text corpora, and open access publications.
SUCHO is not the only initiative archiving Ukrainian websites; Archive Team has also been capturing Ukrainian government sites, and other websites in the .ua namespace, at scale. SUCHO has been coordinating with Archive Team on particularly challenging sites, and has also received support from the Internet Archive’s Mark Graham. Focusing specifically on cultural heritage has allowed SUCHO to direct more attention towards quality control; a team of Ukrainian and Russian speakers reviews the web archives created by technically-oriented SUCHO volunteers for completeness. Other SUCHO volunteers have been enriching Wikidata with updated links to current websites of Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions, whenever the team discovers broken or malware-infected sites.
Science fiction readers may recall the fictional events chronicled in George Zebrowski's novel Macrolife. In the novel, the Earth has been destroyed and Moon was next, by its dependence on Bulerite, a material with remarkable properties.
Powered by the giant communications transmitter at the Lunar University at Plato, the continuous laser beam was streaming the world’s accumulated wisdom across space to data storage on Asterome.
No human mind could ever hope to master even a small portion of what was being received every second, Sam thought, but it would all be there—the literature, the science and engineering, the records of unfinished research, in all the languages of history, indexed and accessible through any terminal. He wondered how much new work had been lost, because it had not yet been recorded. The last ships were readying to leave the moon. Sam was grateful that so much rescue of knowledge and culture had been possible.
The loss of the library at Alexandria would not be repeated on a grand scale.
“The transmission is over,” Alard said. “I wonder,” Sam said as he paced back and forth on the black floor, “how much of it is useless knowledge.”
“The index is coming through now,” Alard said.
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