Increasingly, the things we want to keep have been created and stored on digital media, from floppy disks to digital video cassettes. Alarmingly, many once-modern formats are now considered ‘critically endangered’. According to the worldwide Digital Preservation Coalition, such formats include portable magnetic media more than 5 years old, including floppy disks, Zip disks, reel-based magnetic tape, MiniDV and digital audio tape (DAT).
In securing our digital heritage, the National Archives of Australia has led the way in preserving and migrating files on these at-risk media to sustainable formats.
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