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If you have a blog, website, Facebook page or other way to share information on the Internet, you also have a rich source of information that you should think about saving for the future.

Archiving tips

Select your important files:

Export your files:

Organize your files:

Save files in formats that are optimal for long-term preservation:

Make copies and manage them in different places:

Long-term storage is a key element in preserving your files. It is important to realize that no storage medium is permanent in the digital environment. Any storage medium used will require some maintenance to keep its contents viable for the longest period possible.

Currently the most common media used for long-term storage are:

Check files and refresh storage media on a regular basis:

Migrate files to newer formats if needed:

 

 

 

Last Edited: 8 May 2012