Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye to teach Library of Congress about personal digital archiving

Ian MacKaye has been around Washington DC longer than most congresspeople. The Dischord Records co-founder has been part of two of the most celebrated groups ever to come out of the area, Minor Threat and Fugazi, and now tours with The Evens, his partnership with Amy Farina. Apart from his music and a successful label, MacKaye acts as an archivist, working with others to collect live concert material of Fugazi.

Now, on May 7, 2013 at 6 PM, MacKaye will discuss the importance of “personal digital archiving and the need to educate creators and users in ways to steward our digital cultural heritage” at the Library of Congress. The musician will speak from a place of experience, having documented and been involved in the scene for more than 30 years. It’s free and open to the public.

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