Thought this article published in this past Saturday’s NY Times might be of interest to folk:
WHEN the world entered the digital age, a great majority of human historical records did not immediately make the trip.
As preservation officer at U.C.L.A., Jacob Nadal safeguards materials (digital and analog) in its collection.
Literature, film, scientific journals, newspapers, court records, corporate documents and other material, accumulated over centuries, needed to be adapted for computer databases. Once there, it had to be arranged — along with newer, born-digital material — in a way that would let people find what they needed and keep finding it well into the future. <more>