Born Digital: Kilobytes to Megabytes

Curated by Brenna Edwards

“Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.” ― Laurie Anderson

Every text sent, every document created, every photograph taken — born digital material is created by the thousands every single hour. These materials are vast and ever growing, both in size and formats.

But how did born digital begin? And when did Rose Library start collecting this material? How are we managing the exponential growth?

In this exhibit, we examine the collecting story of born digital materials at Rose Library alongside the evolution of the technology creating these materials.


Visit Special Collections

If you are interested in seeing more of the collections, visit the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library on level 10 of the Woodruff Library. Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Visitor Information

The exhibition is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library in the Rose Library on level 10. Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 6 pm, Weekends: free). “Visitors” hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are posted here. 


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