[Taxacom] Proposed ICZN amendments on electronic publishing

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 10 00:09:26 CST 2008

On 2008-12-04 23:11, Jim Croft wrote:
> While we can say it is 'all
> important' too, in the migrating digital world importance is (or has
> been) guaged by whether the item is still in use at the time of
> migration.   For managers of archival things and information, this is
> the stuff of nightmares.

Our information security folks are considering getting a network 
monitoring appliance that comes standard with 14 terabytes of storage 
and can be expanded, iirc, to 200 terabytes, and that's for storing 
*network traffic* in order to investigate security breaches. I just 
recently installed a 1 terabyte second drive in my computer at work. 
Storage is so ridiculously cheap that it is easier and less costly to 
save everything when data are transferred than it is to winnow. At the 
same time, our library has discarded physical books for lack of storage 
space. As the world fills up with stuff, digital records may be 
increasingly more likely to be retained than physical ones.

Curtis Clark                  http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/
Director, I&IT Web Development                   +1 909 979 6371
University Web Coordinator, Cal Poly Pomona

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