Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bit Rot & Long Term Access.

a Problem, Requirement, Use Case sequence.  "We need to make serious efforts to drill down into every individual potential element and risk for Bit Rot. Create Use Cases and take action on these Use Cases and develop practical tools and/or workflow to assure we can prevent Bit Rot." It may involve "big development projects and often more a case of creating scripts that can compare "checksums" or "open and save as new" type of activities inside a repository. Todays hardware is subject to a very short technical life cycle and by far not as reliable for keeping the integrity of the bits as we sometimes like to believe." The site also includes a video of Vint Cerf's view on Bit Rot.