EARTHQUAKE Yesterday an earthquake shook southern California. It was centered roughly 7 miles from where I live and weighed in around 5.4, so I definitely felt it. It lasted about 10 seconds (reports say 30) and though nothing in my house fell off shelves it did a pretty good dance. Less than a minute isn't … Continue reading Are you ready for a disaster?
1. Corruption I'm not talking about dirty politics here, but rather compression of the file, lossy compression in specific - the type that creates smaller file sizes for jpegs and what not. Lossless Tiff formats keep all the pixels, which mean the image quality won't suffer over time. One thing I learned long ago about … Continue reading three enemies of digital image preservation (in a nutshell)
Self-destructing DVD's, CD's and hard drives would be the ultimate media storage for long term preservation. Now, before you go thinking I'm crazy and heading off to some other site that talks about good quality metadata and long-term storage devices and media please hear me out. I agree that having good quality metadata (information about … Continue reading the ultimate media storage for long term preservation