Inside the Struggle to Preserve the Worlds Data

Saving what is on the web is not only a problem for the ADA.Interesting article.

Inside the Struggle to Preserve the Worlds Data.

“Whenever I’m asked why web archiving matters,” he continues, “I think of the Bob Dylan line from The Times They Are A-Changin’—‘The present now will later be past.’ Material is disappearing before our eyes at an unprecedented rate, and with it goes precious source material for the future historian who will be trying to shed light on the present. Capturing the past for posterity through web archiving matters just as much as preserving other aspects of our cultural heritage, whether it’s kitchen utensils, buildings, warships or collections of newspapers. Studies suggest that 40 percent of what’s on it at any given moment is deleted a year later, while another 40 percent has been altered, leaving just 20 percent of the original content.”

 

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ADA Rebrands Its Meeting | Trade Shows content from Meetings Net

FYI.  I found this of interest

ADA Rebrands Its Meeting | Trade Shows content from Meetings Net.

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With Digital Storage, Size Does Matter | SmartData Collective

Interesting infographic FYI. 

With Digital Storage, Size Does Matter | SmartData Collective.

In the World of Digital Storage, Size Does Matter [INFOGRAPHIC]

We all understand how many megabytes your holiday pictures require or that High Definition video runs in the Gigabytes, but in the world of Big Data deals with a lot more data than we are used to. How do you explain how much does an Exabyte hold or even a Zettabyte? In addition, how do we store all that data? This infographic, developed by datascience@berkley, shows some real-life examples to help explain the scope of data. They have also included a timeline of hard drive innovation and a glimpse at where the data storage industry is heading.

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Health Tip: How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_143459.html

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Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_143288.html

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Acupuncture could help in the dentist’s chair

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_142976.html

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Don’t neglect oral healthcare in frail, elderly: study

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_142366.html

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