Interesting stuff about media preservation

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Fri, 18 May 2001 12:42:06 -0700 (PDT)

To listen to this NPR report, go to
http://search.npr.org/cf/cmn/cmnpd01fm.cfm?PrgDate=04%2F27%2F2001&PrgID=5

HOUR TWO: Digital Preservation
(14.4 | 28.8)

Guests:

MARGARET HEDSTROM
Associate Professor, School of Information
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

ROBERT WHITE
University Professor of Electrical and
Computer Engineering and
Engineering and Public Policy
Director, Data Systems Storage Center
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

BREWSTER KAHLE
Founder, The Internet Archive
San Francisco, California

JIM MASON
Rosetta Disk Project Manager
The Long Now Foundation
San Francisco, California

This week, CNN announced plans to digitize
all of its video archives,
allowing quick access to thousands of hours
of footage. The company
Corbis has decided to move the Bettmann
Archive of photographs into
climate-controlled underground mines,
buying time as archivists
catalog and digitize the collection's
millions of images. But how can
we ensure that all this digital information
is usable in decades to
come? This hour, we'll take a look at the
problems of preserving bits
and bytes. Plus, designing a new Rosetta
stone.
Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu