What are the New Digital Classics?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Today’s lead story looks at a new study on digital publishing released by the Forum d’Avignon and Bain & Co. The end of the report cites the challenge of sifting through all the new digital content to decide what to preserve: “It is unclear how digitally born contents will be sifted, particularly in non-linear, hybrid and social formats. What is transient and what is heritage? The great classics of digital publishing age of yet to be written.”

Do you agree with the last statement — that the classics of the digital publishing age have yet to be written? Are there existing titles or projects that you’d nominate to preserve for future generations?

Let us know what you think in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.