- 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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