What would you do if your computer crashed tomorrow?
Would you shed a tear for lost family photos? Pace the floor worrying about an important file that was lost? Or would you sigh over the inconvenience, but feel safe knowing your data is backed up in another location? In our latest tutorial, learn about different types of storage media and why “Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe.” Everything from flash drives to magnetic tape is covered, and suggestions for migrating data from older and vulnerable storage media types are given. Many things can cause files to be lost, but having backup copies in more than one place can save the day and prevent permanent loss.
This tutorial is the latest in our Information University (“Inform U”) series about digital information management. It was produced in part with funding from a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.