Subtitle: Unlike Paper and Microfilm, Digital Documents Can Last Forever
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Today's headlong rush into digitizing everything in the world provides many solutions but also more than a few new problems. Indeed, converting old documents to digital images is a rather simple process. However, the long-term storage requirements produce even more complex problems than the storage requirements of paper and microfilm.
“Conventional wisdom” amongst genealogists, historians and archivists says that digital media is a poor method of storing data for decades or centuries. Indeed, there are many examples of this.
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