The fragility of digital
This does underscore one the vexing problems librarians and archivists are struggling with in this age: the fragility and difficulty of digital as a way of preserving content. Data rot, or the gradual decay of data from the medium that hosts it, is a major issue. CDs, depending on the quality, can be viable as little as five years; flash and hard drives survive about five to 10 years. Even data storage on the cloud is on physical machines somewhere that are vulnerable to power outages, electrical surges, temperature changes, poor insulation and a number of other physical factors that can lead to the degradation of data.
Nuove edizioni digitali online / 5 settembre
Sono online due nuovi titoli; si tratta dei libri di Umberto Levra e Francesco Vella.[...]
Ebook sì, no, forse
Let’s forget Publishers … and Authors … and all the companies that want to take over Publishing and Books. That leaves us readers and our books.
We are migrating from books to ebooks and from a curated gatekeeper model to a mix of curation and long tail and ‘anyone can publish’.
What impact does it have on us?
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