When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future/Washington Post

Interesting Washington Post opinion piece by Nicholas Carr about the book "When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future" by Abby Smith Rumsey. When our digital memory is lost in the cloud, what becomes of our human history? I'll post this here now in hopes of developing more of my own … Continue reading When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future/Washington Post

Do your Digital Records have an Expiration Date? (from http://www.information-management.com)

Came across an article today. Nothing new for those in the digital preservation trenches, but a good reminder or wake up call.  Do your Digital Records have an Expiration Date? from the article: ...digital preservation is now moving up the corporate agenda as senior executive stakeholders realize that storage on its own is not enough. … Continue reading Do your Digital Records have an Expiration Date? (from http://www.information-management.com)

DNA as the future of digital preservation

I've heard about the possibility of storing data in DNA before, looks like progress is being made. To Preserve Digital Data, DNA Will be The Save Button of the Future   photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/ "DNA can store over 300,000 terabytes, in only a fraction of an ounce of DNA." of course it will be initially cost … Continue reading DNA as the future of digital preservation

Happy first birthday Digital Public Library of America!

 About The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA): The Digital Public Library of America (http://www.dp.la/) strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. Since launching in April 2013, it has aggregated over 7 … Continue reading Happy first birthday Digital Public Library of America!