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The moment of truth... the answers to yesterday's quiz

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International Digital Preservation Day
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Happy International Digital Preservation Day, lets see how you did on yesterday's are the answers.

The digital preservation community has been trying to tackle to issues of keeping stuff safe for some time. The oldest digital archive in the country is the UK Data Archive, which anniversary does it celebrate this year?

Answer: 50 years

This quote encapsulates everything we try to do in the archives. Who said: ‘Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.’?

Answer: Tim Berners Lee

Media obsolescence is something we have to consider when planning for preservation. How long were betamax tapes in production?

Answer: 41 years

There’s always been concerns over ‘fake news’ which makes working to establish trust in an archive (especially a digital one) all the more important. Who said: ‘It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.’?

Answer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Moore’s Law has often been used as a proxy to explain the growth in data creation. In January 2017, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stated that "I've heard the death of Moore's law more times than anything else in my career ... And I'm here today to really show you and tell you that Moore's Law is alive and well and flourishing.” Moore’s Law observes a rate of growth in the number of components per integrated circuits per year. By what rate?

Answer: Doubling

The OAIS (Open Archival Information System) is a reference model for an archive, consisting of an organization of people and systems, which has accepted the responsibility to preserve information and make it available for a designated community. It’s an organizational framework, but who designed it?

Answer: NASA

The Parliamentary Archive archives snapshots of Parliament’s web site. What file format do we hold the preservation copy in?

Answer: WARC

The Parliamentary Archive’s digital repository also holds digitised versions of a small amount of our physical collection. One of these collections is the Protestation Returns which are lists of English males over the age of 18 who took, or did not take, an oath of allegiance "to live and die for the true Protestant religion…” Under the reign of which monarch did this take place?

Answer: Charles I


How did you do? 8 out of 8, you're fantastic: more than 4 you're getting there: fewer then 4 correct...keep trying!

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