Saving the digital record: Harvard Library safeguards material stored on obsolete formats

Saving the digital record: Harvard Library safeguards material stored on obsolete formats

When digital becomes dinosaur, most people simply get inconvenienced. But librarians and archivists get seriously concerned.

Ensuring that digital content — whether it’s a short story by John Updike or a very rare audio recording of a vanished Native American language — lives on past its initial platform is one of the most pressing issues in preservation science. Harvard is one of a handful of cultural institutions in the first wave of adopting a technology and process to preserve its digital content.

Source: Science Blog

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