Digital preservation and the future of history

Digital preservation and the future of history 

Digital curation and preservation are important issues, and relevant to all of us. By Lena Roland

Data ‘born digital’

Without doubt this is the information age – but it is not the preservation age.

According to Yaniv Levi of Ex Libris over 90% of today’s data is ‘born digital’ and there is most likely no analogue equivalent. So over 90% of our knowledge, culture, government, business and personal records, are created and stored in digital form. This may include emails, datasets, blogs, texts, spreadsheets, databases, websites, Word or PDF documents, photographs, Tweets, online videos and so forth.

Source: Information Today

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