I put photo's on Flickr and store them on a extra portable hard drives. but if your storage of photos on facebook got chopped how much would you lose or future historian lose.
Great blog post on this subject from Gina Minks http://gminks.edublogs.org/2009/01/01/how-important-will-storage-education-be-in-2009/ linking to Brian Hendersons blog http://powerwindows.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/you-dont-know-what-you-got-til-its-gone-cinderell/
I came across the EMC Academic Alliance read there white papers on Digital Universe
and »Managing Storage »
only on UK institution is a mmeber Glasgow Caledonian University but I will look into it. There comment on developing a generic storage currciculm might be of increasing importance to us all.