Systematic efforts to preserve digital information for the long term have been under way, including at Stanford's LOCKSS Program, for about two decades. What have we learned about the problem in that time?
The Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium (EE380) meets on Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 throughout the academic year. Talks are given before a live audience in Room B03 in the basement of the Gates Computer Science Building on the Stanford Campus. The live talks (and the videos hosted at Stanford and on YouTube) are open to the public.
David S. H. Rosenthal has been a senior engineer in Silicon Valley for three decades, including as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and employee #4, Chief Scientist and first sysadmin at Nvidia. For the last 17 years he has been the Chief Scientist of the LOCKSS Program at the Stanford Libraries, working on the problems of keeping digital information safe for the long term.