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New on DRI Blog: A Conversation, surrounded by Conservation

While catching furtive chats between sessions at the recent PASIG conference, held at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford in September 2017, DRI’s Kathryn Cassidy and Natalie Harrower started a conversation about the ongoing misperception that storage - backing up files somewhere, or backing them up two or three times - is equivalent to preservation, or if not equivalent, at least sufficient to ensure the long-term survival of digital objects. This perception is not held by people working in digital preservation, which makes up the bulk of PASIG attendees, but it is more broadly held, despite the efforts of digital archivists, repository managers, and preservation engineers to disabuse the world of such notions.

What ensues is a conversation, caught midway, between Natalie and Kathryn. Read more.