Burnishing the lamp of memory: documentation and preservation in the digital age

William Payne, Kenneth B. McAlpine

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Every human action gains in honour, in grace, in all true magnificence, by its regard to things that are to come.…when we build let us think that we build forever.…for, indeed, the greatest glory of a building is not its stones, nor in its gold. Its glory is in its age, and in that deep sense of voicefulness, of stern watching, of mysterious sympathy…which we feel in walls that have long been washed by the passing waves of humanity. John Ruskin, The Lamp of Memory, from The Seven Lamps of Architecture (London, 1848).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventColloquium on Digital Heritage and Preservation: Burnishing the Lamp of Memory: Documentation and Preservation in the Digital Age - University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Nov 200510 Nov 2005


OtherColloquium on Digital Heritage and Preservation
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Digital heritage
  • Preservation
  • Documentation
  • Conference


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