Will Today’s Data Formats Last For The Long Term? Steve and Ben have recorded a new episode of SciTech Culture, discussing today’s digital data formats and whether or not they’ll be retrievable in the decades to come. Watch below:
Will today’s data formats be retrievable and usable in a hundred years time? Or even fifty years time? Will your data ever degrade? What do you need to do to protect the longevity of your digital information? These are all pertinent questions in the cloud-based, digital data age we are living in where so many of us are creating and storing so much data that one must wonder if it is possible to preserve it for the long term when standards and formats could easily change from one decade to the next. Steve and Ben take a look at the importance of ensuring that our data is preserved for the long term.