Monday, April 30, 2012

Cloud storage

Pointed from National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program.

Cloud storage: a pricing and feature guide for consumersBy

Cloud storage is certainly a direction that people (IT people at least) are heading. But so many questions need to be answered in that cloudy area. Social norms, laws, and everyday practice need to go along with IT development.

My colleague, Tanya, dropped this cartoon when she saw this in the New Yorker during her Thanksgiving trip to home. Cartoon Published November 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fending Off Digital Decay, Bit by Bit

Relatively old but interesting news article found while I was looking for resources about a definition of "digital decay." 

Fending Off Digital Decay, Bit by Bit
Published: March 15, 2010

"At Emory, Mr. Rushdie’s outdated computers presented archivists with a choice: simply save the contents of files or try to also salvage the look and organization of those early files.": I will say BOTH and MORE.