Keeping Our Bits About Us

Manes, Stephen
February 2006
Forbes Asia;2/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p52
The article focuses on the challenges in digital preservation. New information in electronic form amounted to about 17.7 exabytes per annum and growing according to a 2003 University of California study. Metadata is one way to minimize the importance of original hardware and software. Regulations from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission require that securities dealers maintaining mandated transaction records in electronic form must be serialized, time stamped and stored on a nonrewritable, nonerasable medium in more than one location. INSET: Got Backups?.


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