I gave the example of journal articles.
On 24 October 2011 15:15, Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> What do you mean by "documents"?
> Mark A. Matienzo
> Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives
> Yale University Library
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 5:36 AM, Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Does anyone out there know what recent studies predict for the
>> lifetime of digitally archived and preserved documents?
>> For example, there is a long and mostly pretty successful tradition of
>> preserving journal articles as paper in bound volumes, and experiment
>> shows that this approach is usually good for hundreds of years. It
>> *seems* obvious to me that the physical resilience of paper is
>> outweighed by the ability to make infinite perfect copies of digital
>> documents, but obviously we haven't had hundreds of years of
>> experience in which empirically test that idea.
>> Are there any published studies that predict and compare the long-term
>> preservation ability and cost efficiency of physical and digital
>> archives? I would like to either back up or refute my intuition!
>> -- Mike.