Large-scale preservation – not just science

The programme for the 4th International Digital Curation Conference, Radical Sharing: Transforming Science? has just been announced, and very interesting it is too.

But in the rush to explore the issues related to the preservation of terabytes of astronomical or physical data, it’s worth remembering that it not just the sciences that are the preserve of large-scale data and preservation issues.

Wired graphics on database sizes

This recent graphic from Wired states that while the Hubble Space Telescope has collected 120 terabytes of data, the geneaolgy database is over four times bigger, coming in at 600TB

Large-scale preservation needs to be across the board, not just on the sciences.

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