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Latest CASPAR digital preservation project Stories

2008-09-08 12:00:17

IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today announced an entirely new way to preserve digital information, so it can be read decades after it was created despite future changes in digital formats. Researchers at the lab in Haifa, Israel, are ensuring that digital files -- such as photos, movies, music, videos, financial records, health records, manuscripts, and more -- will be accessible and readable for decades and possibly even centuries -- no matter how the content was created. Why Long-Term Data...

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2006-08-15 07:40:41

ESA -- The amount of digital data being produced across various disciplines is increasing at an exponential rate, but this information may not be around for future generations because the data are often incompatible with rapidly changing technologies and become unreadable. To address this risk, ESA is assisting a European-Union backed project for the preservation of fragile digital information. The large-scale project called CASPAR (Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for...


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