Snow Byte and the Seven Formats: A Digital Preservation Fairy Tale

Snow Byte and the Seven Formats: A Digital Preservation Fairy Tale 

The following is a guest post by Tess Webre, an intern with NDIIPP at the Library of Congress.

In a recent meeting, some colleagues and I discussed the age in which individuals should start understanding the basics of digital preservation. I suggested that, with children creating digital files earlier and earlier, it should be taught as early as possible. The question, of course, is how to get youngsters interested in preserving their data. Fortunately, while doing some research I was able to find a digital preservation fairy tale in the digital archives of the Brother’s Grimm. Here is the never-before published tale of Snow Byte and the Seven Formats (movie rights pending). I promise it will make a great bedtime story – they’ll fall right to sleep.  (I would like to thank my wonderful classmate Sara Allen for her invaluable contribution and illustrations)

Source: The Signal

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