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RE: [SLUG] Archival storage
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Archival storage
- From: "Rowling, Jill" <Rowling@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 14:10:23 +1000
We (Aristocrat) have recently celebrated our 50th anniversary, and some
items of interest were archived such as old engineering designs. The
material that has lasted so far has included film drawings (onto
polycarbonate film with black latex-based ink), and some paper drawings that
were stored away from insects and light. No electronic material was
preserved in its original form.
I do have some work stuff from about 1997 but that has been copied from its
original media (floppy disk) to a server, then migrated from server to
server over several operating system changes. The problem then is to find an
application that can render the information, as the original software is no
longer functional on a modern OS. Sometimes 'strings' is all that's left.
Some of the best archived stuff on the planet is the most trivial, like tax
chits kept for 3000 years on pot shards. You really can't avoid death and
From: Alexander Samad [mailto:alex@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, 24 June 2004 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Archival storage
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