Imaging & Archiving News is a monthly round up of the most interesting and informative articles we have come across in the last month plus a few of our own of course...
US nuclear force still uses floppy disks
The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and 8-inch floppy disks, a government report has revealed. The report said taxpayers spent $61bn (£41bn) a year on maintaining ageing technologies.
The Yellow Milkmaid Syndrome - paintings with identity problems
If a painting has any relevance, you can probably find a digital copy of it on the internet. In fact, you can probably find multiple copies of it in different sizes, resolutions and colour schemes. And here comes the problem - it is impossible to know which of the digital versions best represents the original.
Is it the end of an era for photocopiers in libraries?
As easy-to-use self-service scanners become commonplace in libraries across the country, the debate over the future of photocopiers is changing. Once, digital scanners were seen as a convenient supplemental service, while the multi-function copy machine was the temperamental workhorse of the library.
Our digitisation workshops are for the libraries, archives and museums sectors. Our main aim will be to show you an end to end digitisation process from capture through to online serving of the digitised content.
How to keep your photos and videos safe: put them on the Moon
How do you keep your photos, videos and files safe? Put them on a bunch of cloud servers? Nope – you bury them on the Moon. The hugely ambitious and not-for-profit Lunar Mission One is planning to do just that by inserting a couple of digital archives into a borehole in Moon's south pole in the mid-2020s.