Posts Tagged ‘Archive writing’

Behind the Film: Creating and Maintaining Microfilm

In a recent blog post, we continued the discussion on why microfilm as a preservation media remains relevant in today’s archival and records management industries due to its long lifespan, utility for disaster recovery, image quality, and other factors. As a follow-up to this conversation, I was curious about the behind-the-scenes and wanted to discover how people preserve information on microfilm. Fortunately, there is a fully-staffed conversion service bureau just a few yards from where I sit, and I was…

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“Conventional data backup is not a preservation process”

Why the microfilm conversation continues A few days ago, I posted this comment to several relevant Linkedin groups: “Interesting headline in USA Today, but misleading as the archives and records management industries agree that microfilm remains relevant as a preservation media.” The rest of the comment then pointed to a prior blogpost I’d written on why microfilm remains important today. The headline itself mentioned “a major fight over microfilm” when in fact the discord is over client base and not…

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The Relevance of Archive Writing

  In today’s increasingly digital world, new technology is popping up every day, making old technology obsolete. Just think about the changes to music in your lifetime. We have seen numerous technological advancements in the way we listen to and save music, from the record player to the eight-track to the cassette to the CD player and, finally (for today, anyway), MP3. Each new technology improves upon its predecessor, in turn making it obsolete. The same goes for digital storage….

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