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The expiration date of digital media

Preserving cultural heritage in digitized form is one of the great challenges of our time, the Tagesspiegel Online recently reported. The expiration date of digital media and the fast pace of the industry, which offers new products and solutions on a continuous conveyor belt, simultaneously pose obstacles to the long-term preservation of digital assets. Hartmut Gieselmann, editor at c't and heise online, also sees "rapid technical progress" as one of the hurdles to overcome in digitization and archiving. "A digital archive requires constant maintenance [...]. However, anyone who knows that a migration is inevitable anyway will choose storage systems that make such a migration as simple and fast as possible ..." (to the article)