Friday, October 14, 2011

Preservation of Digital Files

{NSGS News Editor: Below are excerpts from an article that was recently posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. The article contains information about preservation of digital files. Links are provided to allow access to the complete article.}

The following information is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com. (Accessed 13 October 2011)

Digital Preservation-Friendly File Formats for Scanned Images

“If you want to keep family photographs or even scanned images of documents and books available for use by future generations, you'll be interested in an article by Bill LeFurgy that has been published in the Library of Congress' web site. Digital Preservation-Friendly File Formats for Scanned Images describes the better file formats to use. The article is essentially an introduction to a longer paper with the title, Sustainability of Digital Formats Planning for the Library of Congress…
You can read the entire article at < http://goo.gl/Ohcxt >.”

{NSGS News Editor: As you consider various forms of long-term digital storage, take a look at "cloud computing."}

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