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2014-06-28 23:03:34

Digital Mountain, Inc., a leading global provider of Universal Discovery Management solutions, including electronic discovery, computer forensics, cyber security and a next-generation Web-based platform, FileQuest®, announced the expansion of its social media preservation services into a subscription- based social media and blog monitoring solution. Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Digital Mountain, Inc., a leading global provider of Universal Discovery Management solutions,...

2014-04-08 08:37:21

New seven-step guide addresses the scary truth about the future of genealogy data and the crucial steps that family historians and genealogists can easily take to preserve their genealogy research for future generations. WINFIELD, Ill., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancestry Graphics & Printing announced the release of a new seven-step guide addressing how the challenges facing today's family historian and genealogist are different than at any time in the past. Their new guide...

2014-01-24 12:21:59

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Portico, a not-for-profit digital preservation service, today announced an extension of their relationship to preserve the majority of Gale's remaining digital archives. Among those to be preserved and added to Portico's D-Collection Service are The Times Digital Archive, Slavery &...

2011-04-16 00:00:28

Microsoft Corp. announced today an unprecedented donation of $250,000 in software to Digital Divide Data (DDD), a business process outsourcing (BPO) social enterprise. The grant, from Microsoft's Unlimited Potential program, will support DDD to bring its social business model to Kenya. The new venture will provide services such as data entry, XML conversion and digital preservation for publishers, libraries, content hosts, academic researchers and businesses. More than 300 youth from the...

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2010-05-19 06:35:00

European researchers on Tuesday made their way into a top secret bunker in the Swiss Alps and deposited a "digital genome" that will provide the blueprint for future generations to read data stored using obsolete technology. The researchers, escorted by husky security guards dressed in black, carried a time capsule through a web of tunnels and five security checkpoints to a vault deep beneath the slopes of ski resort Gstaad. The capsule contains the key to unlock defunct digital formats and...

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2010-03-03 07:58:15

Dollars Won't Do It Alone: Deluge of Digital Data Needs Economically Sustainable Plans Addressing one of the most urgent societal challenges of the Information Age "“ ensuring that valued digital information will be accessible not just today, but in the future "“ requires solutions that are at least as much economic and social as technical, according to a new report by a Blue Ribbon Task Force. The Final Report from the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation...

2010-01-14 12:14:25

An expert panel of librarians, library scientists, publishers, and university academic leaders today called on federal agencies that fund research to develop and implement policies that ensure free public access to the results of the research they fund "as soon as possible after those results have been published in a peer-reviewed journal." The Scholarly Publishing Roundtable was convened last summer by the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology, in collaboration with the White House...

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2009-02-08 14:50:00

Although people entered the digital world years ago, a great number of human historical records did not make the transition. As a result, a vast amount of newspapers, scientific journals, court records, corporate documents, literature, film and other material, accumulated over hundreds of years, needed to be modified for computer databases.  And once there, it had to be positioned alongside newer, digital material in a way that would allow people to quickly find the information they...

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2008-12-11 10:25:00

The world has gone digital in just about everything we do. Almost every iota of information we access these days is stored in some kind of digital form and accessed electronically -- text, charts, images, video, music, you name it. The key questions are: Will your data be there when you need it? And who's going to preserve it? In the December 2008 edition of Communications of the ACM, the monthly magazine of the Association for Computing Machinery, Dr. Fran Berman, director of the San Diego...

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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