Digital storage


With the inevitable future of mass storage of digitally archived materials, the key will be to use properly supported data centers for the housing and protection of the valuable information.  With more libraries and universities looking at this as a way to support the masses, they also need to have strong backup plans for the possbility of diaster.  Good recovery plans make it viable for libraries to get their networks back on line for the continued access but also for the protection of their valuable materials for the public and students to re-gain access to the needed information.  With many companies, hospitals, libraries and education facilities, this information is the life-blood of the establishment and without it, this can impact their research as well as (sometimes) their financial bottom line.  Schools and universities are using this more as a selling tool for having these avaialable online resources for both on-campus students as well as for their distance education programs.