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Basics: Digital afterlives: data preservation, sustainability and destruction

Dr Anne Alexander, Cambridge Digital Humanities 

Ensuring long-term access to digital data is often a difficult task: both hardware and code decay much more rapidly than many other means of information storage. Digital data created in the 1980s is frequently unreadable, whereas books and manuscripts written in the 980s are still legible. This Basics session explores good practice in data preservation and software sustainability and looks at what you need to do to ensure that the data you don’t want to keep is destroyed.

Basics sessions are open to staff and graduate students who want to learn and apply digital methods and use digital tools in their research.

Bookings for this session are now open - link here.

Date: 
Tuesday, 7 June, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
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Online event