1. A task force, co-chaired by Donald Waters and John Garrett, on Archiving of Digital Information was formed in 1994 by the Commission on Preservation and Access (CPA) and the Research Libraries Group (RLG). It investigated and recommended means to ensure "continued access indefinitely into the future of records stored in digital electronic form." The final report of the 21-member task force, Preserving Digital Information: Final Report and Recommendations, is available on the RLG web site. This report provides an overview of the organizational and technical issues involved in migrating data from near-obsolescent formats or media (or media whose software drivers, operating system environment, or hardware is near-obsolescent) to new formats or media.

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