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Carol Kammen speaks on the trend of blogs as the modern age diary.

She asks what historians should do about blogs. Should they be treated preserved like physical diary’s and journals as historical windows to a person past?

Kammen asks advice from Peter Hirtle, a Cornell archivist, who says that while blogs are intrinsically public, they also have copyright laws that don’t allow historians to capture, preserve, or make the blog’s contents available to others.

Kammen says the blogs that are producing worthy material such as information or issues that reflect the community should consider asking permission to archive the writings for future consideration.