Initiatives in Digital Content Management: A Case Study on Saras (India's First Civil Aircraft Programme)

Guruprasad, R and Nikam, Khaiser (2006) Initiatives in Digital Content Management: A Case Study on Saras (India's First Civil Aircraft Programme). Journal of Information Management and Scientometrics, 3 (1). pp. 40-53. ISSN 0972-9925

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Nearly two exabytes (an exabyte is a billion gigabytes, or 1018 bytes) of unique information is produced throughout the world every year. This is roughly 250 megabytes of information for every man, woman and child on this planet13; Earth. According to a study by Lyman and Varian, printed documents of all kinds comprise only 0.003% of the total information I. It is observed that magnetic storage is becoming the universal medium for information storage. As per circa 1999 statistics, the worldwide production of original content, stored digitally shows clear quot;dominance of digital contentquot;. Digital information production is not only the largest; it is also the most rapidly growing. According to Kyong-Ho Lee, et a1.2, information preservation is one of the most important issues in human history, culture, economics as well as for the development of our civilization. A revolutionary change has occurred in the information storage field with the invention of electronic storage media. Digital technologies enable information to be created, manipulated, disseminated, located, stored and accessed with increasing ease. Ensung longterm access to the digitally stored information poses a significant technological challenge. Preservation of digital information is complex because of the dependency13; of digital information on its technical environment.13;

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital Content Management; Case Study on Saras;Digital Preservation;Digital Manegtic Tapes.
Subjects: SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2010 08:44

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