It was interesting this week to see that the President of the Society of American Archivist had written to Mark Zuckerberg and the Board of Directors of Facebook, urging them to “add functionality that allows a page owner to download the contents of his/her page(s). This would allow archival institutions to accept donations of this material…” You can read the letter to Facebook here.
On closer inspection the SAA is asking not about personal accounts, for which there is already a download function, but for pages for businesses, organisations, places, community groups and more. At present there is no way for the authorised representative of the entity in question to download a zip file of the content of their page, as personal users can. (more…)