The article presents five trends that he sees in digital preservation from his point of view:
- Old analog media and file formats will continue to become obsolete. Betamax, "think of the floppy disk, the CD-ROM, Lotus 1-2-3 or WordStar." Digitize content to digitally preserve content against obsolescence.
- Moving critical long-term and permanent digital records to the safety of secure and open archival repositories, where records can be "future-proofed for the long-term".
- Digital preservation will go mainstream. Cultural organizations have been managing and preserving digital content; now many commercial and government organizations are now understanding the need for long-term digital preservation.
- Use of the cloud for preserving digital content will continue to increase.
- Technology refresh cycles will get faster. The Digital Dark Age debate has helped to move digital preservation to a higher level.