Planning is underway to move the Pennsylvania State Archives – just days after the state announced its building a new facility in Harrisburg. The state says the $24 million facility will help meet the needs of a digital world.
State Archivist David Carmichael says the process to preserve paper archives is pretty straightforward: control the environment where it’s stored.
“But when you give me a digital record to preserve, think about putting it on the shelf and coming back in a hundred years. The hardware has changed incredibly, the software to read it has changed. And so we have many different formats of records that we are going to have to preserve for hundreds of years, and that is a great, great challenge.”
You can read more in an article by Ben Allen in the WITF web site at: http://goo.gl/nVBnzo.