Why Traditional Storage Systems Dont Help Us Save Stuff Forever
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Overview: This paper from Hewlett-Packard argues that there is a new and tangibly different storage area for which traditional solutions are not applicable. The threats to digital preservation make designing archival storage solutions challenging, but it is believed that the time is right for researchers to apply themselves to this problem. The paper gives some guidelines for an alternative storage architecture, much of which is being implemented at the British Library and concludes with some suggestions for initial research topics to be tackled in this area.