Even digital records are short-lived

Many people believe that digital records are more secure than previous media. In terms of sound files, the current common format of mp.3 and mp.4 apparently lasts even less time than audiotape, according to this story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100929/ap_on_en_ot/us_endangered_digital_recordings

Check out this interesting report, and ponder its implications for the history profession. or even your own collection of video and sound files.

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