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Archiving Old Internet Data
« on: June 25, 2006, 12:33:22 PM »
There is a project on Univ. Of Michighan: retrieving and archiving important old Internet data. Does the project include Amiga platform?


"Such mammoth databases are beyond the reach of librarians like Margaret Hedstrom, the top digital archivist at the University of Michigan. She works out of a makeshift lab stuffed with computer artifacts, including a BBC microcomputer, two of Steve Jobs's failed NeXT machines and myriad other defunct PCs, Macs, laptops, disk drives and connectors. She and a team of researchers devise ad hoc methods of making digital files more accessible. But, she warns, to solve the larger problem "you have to be systematic. This will require a lot of coordination." Otherwise much of the Internet's early years could be lost forever."