In this presentation, I'll begin a discussion of the changing nature of cultural memory organizations in the digital world, examine some of the convergences taking place among libraries, museums and archives, and raise questions about the nature of good stewardship in the digital age, and some of the legal and social challenges to this. The approach will include some historical perspectives, as well as a look at current developments. I'll also discuss some aspects of the nature of cultural memory in the digital world (building in part on some of Cathy Marshall's earlier presentation). I will include a number of open research topics. It's likely that some topics here will be continued to subsequent seminar sessions, depending on the specific interests of the group.