Here at Tennessee we seem to be
expanding the amount of digital data at an exponential rate. A TB of
storage lasted about a year. We are buying another 1.3 TB, knowing it may only
get us through another 6 months. And there is the corresponding need for our
backup system to keep up with all of this storage. This email is a reality-check
for us, if you could let us know the state of digital storage at your
For digital projects, are master
files (i.e. large high-res files) retained long-term for preservation
If so, are these files
stored on disk, or written off to CD, DVD, tape?
Are you compressing these files ...
What level of storage do you
currently maintain, and what are the immediate plans for purchase?
thanks so much,
Professor and Head,
647 Hodges Library, UTK, Knoxville, TN 37996-1000
865-974-1082 fax: 865-974-0626
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