Digital Information Will Never Survive by Accident


Our society is becoming more and more dependent on digital information and communication technologies. Although, from a technical perspective, everyone can read a book from the 16th century, only few are able to access 15-year old data stored on diskette. In conversation with SAP INFO online, Neil Beagrie, British Library and Joint Information Systems Committee Partnership Manager at the British Library, explains the issue of whether and how the knowledge of the 21st century can be preserved as part of our cultural inheritance for future generations.

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