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April 28, 2010 -- Gordon Bell (external link), principal researcher in Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley Research Group, will speak at the Library of Congress on May 5, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. in the National Digital Library Learning Center, Madison Building Atrium, in Washington, DC.

The advent of personal computing devices such as PCs and smart phones with terabyte storage has enable the capture, recording and recall of everything a person reads, writes and hears. These are the new records and artifacts of the 21st century digital person.

Since 1998 Gordon Bell of Microsoft Research has worked on MyLifeBits (external link), a system to digitally store everything in a person’s life. Bell’s talk will touch on the project’s history and discuss the research challenges and the wide-ranging social and personal benefits of the MyLifeBits technology, especially as it pertains to cultural memory institutions.

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