Friday, January 02, 2009

storage storage and backup

The historians I know are concerned the amount of digtal artefacts (photos) stored on standalone home computers.
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.


1 comment:

gminks said...

Hi Andy, thought you may interested in the new community we launched... there is an interview with one of my organizations directors, he talks about our storage technologist curriculum. -Gina