[Digikam-users] [?OT] Image organisation query

Volker Guelke guelke at gmx.net
Mon Aug 6 20:48:32 BST 2007

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Hi Daniel,

Daniel Bauer schrieb:
> No matter what digital media you use - you can be sure that in only a few 
> years there will be no machines available anymore that are capable to read 
> and process the data. Just think on 	punchcards, 8 and 5.25" diskettes, 

> If you store digitally and want to be sure that you can still use the data in 
> 10, 20, 30... years, you will have to re-save the data approx. every two 
> years, then using the latest available techniques/medias and eventually 
> transform them into future file formats or you'll risk to sit there one day 
> with a piece of plastic that nobody knows anymore what to do with it - even 
> if its golden and from Kodak :-)

You are right. The quick change of media formats is a big problem
which you can only handle by converting the files into new formats
and onto new media types.

But if you are using standard CD/DVD medias it could happen, that
these loose the data faster than you are loosing the ability to
access a compatible drive. I already lost some CD-R and thank god,
they were not filled with important data.

Bye Volker
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