Preserving Knowledge: How Permanent Are the Formats, from Papyri to DVDs?
We humans have an Ozymandian tendency to think our memorials will stand forever. But from photographs and books to digital data ? what are the odds that any of these can be truly preserved for future generations? We survey humankind's various attempts to preserve the past and touch on the likelihood or unlikelihood that your personal efforts to do so will ever succeed. Join us in our next Thinking Aloud with Scott Duvall of the Harold B. Lee Library.—Original airdate: 12/28/2006
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