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You have a few things that you need to be concerned about preserving. When we talk about digital preservation, we typically are concerned with: The physical media. This is handled through what's called a 'media refresh', typically done every 5-10 years, depending on the type of media. You read everything off of the older media, validate it against the ...


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Clearly digital technologies introduced ipso facto some very interesting concerns in terms of preservation. Without entering the old paper vs digital debate, it's true that we are still able to read some ancient egypt papyrus when some CDs we burnt only a few years ago are not readable anymore. This preservation paradygm relies on two aspects. First of all, ...


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Well the invention of the cassette tape was in 1962 according to quick Google search. So the time period would fit in the 60's & 70's. I would consider this style of packaging to be retro. Some retro designs usually include: Line gradient patterns (see below example) Dull flat colors / low saturation Bold patterns with high contrast


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Digital archiving is hard. You have to plan to overcome the technical barriers. So the media needs to be refreshed periodically to avoid becoming obsolete you also need multiple copies to avoid bit rot. Digital stuff rarely survive even small partial corruption. So redundant store is a must. Files should rely on standards as those are easier to reproduce ...


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You can't easily preserve digital files for a few reasons: physical media becomes outdated software becomes out dated systems to run said outdated software becomes outdated Not that you shouldn't back up data, of course. 'The Cloud' makes this a little easier in regards to the physical media issue. You still have the other two issues, though. For ...


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I tend to keep everything digital. When floppys died I moved everything to Zip disks. When Zip disks died I moved everything to a hard drive. (considered moving to Jaz drives but was wary of yet another external format at the time) When CDs started to fade, I moved all CD content to hard drives. Primarily because by that time hard drives grew 10x+ ...



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