Where did that file go?
SEPTEMBER 4, 2005
As a VLE user, you are becoming increasingly reliant on the availability of digital content, OK you save it in Moodle or maybe a content repository and thats OK right, well maybe not,did you kmow the census population data for 1951 got itself lost, along with a significant portions of the 1961 and 1971 census data! Well it was a surprise to me, but its not just the safe storage of material how about format, according to an Article by MacKenzie Smith (Associate Director for Technology- Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries) " In an era when the ability to read a document, watch a video, or run a simulation could depend on having a particular version of a program installed on a specific computer platform, the usable life span of a piece of digital content can be less than 10 years ". Recently I came across the DCC,(Digital Curation Centre), The DCC provide HE & FE with future-proof best practice on digital content preservation: harmonised with available content storage. Their mission is to " support and promote continuing improvement in the quality of data curation and of associated digital preservation ". They are looking for participation and feedback, DCC are well worth a visit so click-here and feel free to post your views here.