Challenges of Archival Storage of Digital Data

BBC Future: The online data that’s being deleted

NPR All Tech Considered – How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

Wall Street Journal – The Growing Threat From an EMP Attack

NASA Science Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012

CNBC – Paul Singer: [threat of EMP] is ‘head-and-shoulders’ above all others

Washington Post – Are we ready yet for potentially disastrous impacts of space weather?

U.S. House of Representatives – Subcommittee Hearing: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Threat to Critical Infrastructure

New York Times – Into the Cloud (the impact of cloud data centers on energy demands) – VIDEO

New York Times – Power, Pollution and the Internet

New York Times – Data Barns in a Farm Town, Gobbling Power and Flexing Muscle

New York Times – The Dilemma of Being a Cyborg

Storage Networking Industry Association 100 Year Archive Requirements Survey

American Scientist – Avoiding the Digital Dark Age

Harvard Magazine – Digital Preservation/ An Unsolved Problem

Enterprise Strategy Group – Research Report 2010 Data Protection Trends Abstract

HP – Digital Archiving White Paper

New York Times – In Storing 1’s and 0’s, the Question Is $$$

New York Times – David Pogue – Should You Worry About Data Rot?

So every five or ten years, you should move it onto a different format, like from VHS tape to DVD. And that’s fine, but then DVD is already obsolete, there’s Blu-ray, and so what’s going to happen in another 10 years?…If Moses had gotten the Ten Commandments on a floppy disk, it would never have made it to today. [ read more ] David Pogue, Should You Worry About Data Rot

New York Times – Federal Files Blip Into Oblivion

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences™ – The Digital Dilemma –
Strategic Issues in Archiving Digital Motion Picture Materials

COMPUTERWORLD – Fending off the digital dark ages / The archival storage issue

NETWORK WORLD – SAFE Online Storage Loses DATA

LOST Magazine – Are We Losing Our Memory

New Scientist – Digital Doomsday – Today’s Knowledge Stored On Fragile Media

CBS Sunday Morning – Bye, Tech/ Dealing With Data Rot

United States Library of Congress – Study of Digital Longevity

IDC – The Digital Universe Decade Are You Ready – The Dangers of ‘Disc Rot’

Reuters – NASA Moon Tapes Were Erased

Managed Services – Online Backup – One Horror Story

83% of data migrations fail…Traditional data conversion approaches are also flawed from the start. Because migration is often viewed as ‘throwaway’ work, all effort is kept to a bare minimum… [ read more ]Data migration - when failure isn't an option

Wellsphere – Loss of Healthcare Data

US Gov’t Report on Threat from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack

Severe Solar Storms – Head of NOAA says When, Not If

Security Management – Take Threat of EMP Attack Seriously, Physicist Warns

Global – The Electromagnetic Bomb – Weapon of Mass Destruction

UK Daily Mail – ‘Global Katrina’/ Biggest solar storm ever

London Telegraph – NASA warns ‘huge space storm’ will cause devastation

Computer Technology Review – Data Tape and Green Initiatives

TIME Magazine – EMP Risk

Future Science – Starfish Prime and Power Of EMP

EMP and The Carrington Event of 1859

National Academy of Sciences – Severe Space Weather

University of California – How much information do we consume?

University of California – How Much Information? American Consumers

WALL STREET JOURNAL – Time to Prepare for Cyberwar

US Gov’t – Blue Ribbon Task Force Final Report

Blue Ribbon Task force – Preserving Digital Knowledge

Blue Ribbon Task Force – Final Report Sidebar

New Scientist – Digital legacy / Respecting the digital dead