5 April 2017 | 14:00 GMT Online webinar

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"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Abraham Lincoln

It is clear that the digital preservation community currently faces a nearly endless set of challenges, not the least of which is the availability of archival data storage technologies to meet their requirements now and in the future. Realising highly resilient, very long-term, access to digital content and services will inevitably necessitate the consumption of increasing amounts of raw data storage. However, in recent years there has been a significant, though not unexpected, rationalisation in the data storage industry, coupled with a marked decrease in the rate of growth of storage unit capacities. In this webinar Dr. Mark L Watson, Director of Hardware Development, Archive Storage Technologies, Oracle will describe currently available data storage technologies to meet the digital archivist’s needs, review the likely direction of these in the medium term and examine what – if any – possible alternative technologies might exist in the future and the technological challenges they will face.

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