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The expiry date of digital media

Securing cultural heritage in digital form is one of the great challenges of our time, the Tagesspiegel Online . The expiry date of digital media and the fast pace of the industry, which constantly offers new products and solutions, simultaneously pose obstacles to the long-term preservation of digital goods. Hartmut Gieselmann, editor at c't and heise online, also sees “rapid technical progress” as one of the hurdles that need to be overcome in digitization and archiving. “A digital archive requires constant maintenance […]. However, if you know that a migration is inevitable anyway, choose storage systems that make such a migration as easy and quick as possible...” (to the article)