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Memories for Life: A Review of the Science and Technology

O'Hara, Kieron, Morris, Richard, Shadbolt, Nigel, Hitch, Graham J., Hall, Wendy and Beagrie, Neil (2006) Memories for Life: A Review of the Science and Technology Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 3, (8), pp. 351-365.

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This paper discusses scientific, social and technological aspects of memory. Recent developments in our understanding of memory processes and mechanisms, and their digital implementation, have placed the encoding, storage, management and retrieval of information at the forefront of several fields of research. At the same time, the divisions between the biological, physical and the digital worlds seem to be dissolving. Hence opportunities for interdisciplinary research into memory are being created, between the life sciences, social sciences and physical sciences. Such research may benefit from immediate application into information management technology as a testbed. The paper describes one initiative, Memories for Life, as a potential common problem space for the various interested disciplines.

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Published date: June 2006
Keywords: Memory, information storage, information management, interdisciplinarity
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 262498
ISSN: 1742-5689
PURE UUID: 1ed0b694-8e70-4a57-a25c-5468401ede2a
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 04 May 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:50

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Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: Richard Morris
Author: Nigel Shadbolt
Author: Graham J. Hitch
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Neil Beagrie

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