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  • See Chart Aug 1, 2013

    Oddly that in this digital age the methods in use now to help
    us digitize record & preserve ancient archives will be obsolete in just a few decades if not sooner.
    I am having this problem as a photographer since 1953 having many
    of my digital back up hard drives unable to interface with newer
    This rapid change in technology is a challenge to archivists who
    may face an electronic dead end with all their storage of info being in a short time unreadable or Heaven forbid, lost.

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Jul 30, 2013

    This story is timely for me, as I am currently reading a book about the 1417 re-discovery of the great lost Lucretius poem "On the Nature of Things" by Italian book hunter Poggio Bracciolini.

    Many writings from our past history have been lost, and preservation efforts are very important work.

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Jul 30, 2013

    "Duke was the first university to digitize its collection of 1,500 papyrus fragments."

    Way to go, Duke! With all the ugly news going around for these past 6 months, this story is 1) positive, 2) inspiring, and 3) education-related, all at the same time!

    Your project is a very noble one, Josh Sosin.

    Thanks Brian Schrader and Rene Gupta for your work on this piece.

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