Systematic efforts to preserve digital information for the long term have been under way, including at Stanford's LOCKSS Program, for about two decades. What have we learned about the problem in that time?
No slides of this presentation are available for download. For additional material visit DSHR's Blog. This talk, a slightly updated version of an earlier talk with the same title, What Could Possibly Go Wrong, was given at UC Berkeley in April 2014.
While this material has been presented before in the Bay Area, it is still relevant and significant. Dave Rosenthal stepped in to present this talk when a scheduling boffo left this slot without a speaker.
About the speaker:
David S. H. Rosenthal has been a senior engineer in Silicon Valley
for three decades, including as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun
Microsystems, and employee #4, Chief Scientist and first sysadmin at
Nvidia. For the last 17 years he has been the Chief Scientist of the
LOCKSS Program at the Stanford Libraries, working on the problems of
keeping digital information safe for the long term.
David S. H. Rosenthal