Friday, May 28, 2010

Cleaning House

Left: One box of newly labeled and re-housed electronic records here at Russell Library. Abby Griner, our very own Access and Electronic Records Archivist, is hard at work making space on the shelves and making sure user, preservation, and original copies have good homes!

Below: Some floppy disks in their new archival box. Though often Abby finds that the disks have been wiped clean or are corrupted and unreadable, these disks have been deemed worthy -- and so long as we have a way to retrieve the information from them, they are safe on the shelves. Isn't it amazing how quickly technology changes? And what that means for preserving history?

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