But increasingly our possessions and our communications are no longer material: they’re digital.
Digital files are encoded to represent text, images, audio, video and more.
They are fragile and completely dependent on software and machines to make them accessible
We CAN preserve our digital possessions and keep them accessible for years to come, but we have to archive them and actively manage them.
No matter what type of file you want to save – audio, video, text and so on
– they all require thesame essential preservation strategy:
• Identify what you want to save
• Decide what is most important to you
• Organize the content
• Save copies in different places