The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All...

The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All

libraryjournal:

Don’t toss out your old VCRs or Macs just yet.

Among those grappling with this challenge are archivists at the . The organization at the University of Maryland advises universities on how to handle archives and keeps a large collection of antiquated technology — from floppy disk drives to film reels and to VCRs.

The archivists of today need to stock those machines in order to read, copy and generally access all sorts of historical records. MITH Associate Director Trevor Muñoz says that means researchers often troll eBay for long-forgotten electronic equipment to make things work.