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Methods to Readily Read, Recover, and Organize Legacy Digital Storage Media

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b.      Methods to Readily Read, Recover, and Organize Legacy Digital Storage Media

Research is needed to develop methods to readily read, recover, and organize data from legacy digital storage media (e.g., DAT, 9-track, etc.) before these media degrade and become unreadable [1, 2].  Information of interest includes file formats, as well as sensor and catalog metadata.  Metadata includes operational time period and site information, as well as full digital data recovery.  Particular attention is needed for reading aging media (physically and magnetically weak), including the possibility that media may break and degrade beyond usability after a few read cycles [3, 4].

 

Questions – Contact: Thomas Kiess, thomas.kiess@nnsa.doe.gov

 

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