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Files that Last
     

Files that Last

by Gary McGath
 

The e-book for the digital preservation geek!

Computers are our long-term memory. We trust them to keep our business and personal records, but many things can go wrong. Drives crash, data centers burn, files get corrupted, context gets lost, software to read old files becomes unavailable, overenthusiastic housecleaning puts files into the landfill. If you

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The e-book for the digital preservation geek!

Computers are our long-term memory. We trust them to keep our business and personal records, but many things can go wrong. Drives crash, data centers burn, files get corrupted, context gets lost, software to read old files becomes unavailable, overenthusiastic housecleaning puts files into the landfill. If you want files that last, you need to know what you’re doing.

“Digital preservation” is a term known mostly to people in libraries and archivists. Do a web search on the subject, and you’ll find mostly pages about how big institutions do it. The mission of this book is to bring it to the broader geek world — the individual user and the system administrator.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044474383
Publisher:
Gary McGath
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

I'm a software engineer with a background in publication systems, file formats, library systems, and digital preservation. After over eight years with the Harvard Library, I'm currently doing freelance work and writing about digital preservation.

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