There has been a recent spate of mainstream articles regarding the interest of collecting institutions in Occupy Wall Street. This one, written by Christian Salazar and Randy Herschaft, appeared on Christmas Eve in the Huffington Post and offers a rundown on the landscape:
“Much of the frenzied collection by institutions began in the early weeks of the protests. In part, they were seeking to collect and preserve as insurance against the possibility history might be lost – not an unusual stance by archivists.
What appears to be different is the level of interest from mainstream institutions across a wide geographic spectrum and the new digital-only ventures that have sprung up to preserve the movement’s online history.”