TITLE: NDIIPP Briefing: How Are We "Ensuring the Longevity of Digital Documents?"
SPEAKER: David Rosenthal
EVENT DATE: 2009/07/27
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 76 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
David S.H. Rosenthal, chief scientist with the LOCKSS Program at Stanford University, explores sustainable approaches to format obsolescence in digital preservation. He discusses large scale interactions between the evolution of information technology over time and the social, technical, and economic factors that enable digital preservation; changing fundamental understandings of threats and challenges in digital preservation starting from Jeff Rothenberg's 1995 Scientific American article "Ensuring the Longevity of Digital Documents" and moving onwards to the present and the future; and emerging recognition that economic and social sustainability are the overarching long-term barriers.
Speaker Biography: David S. H. Rosenthal is a computer scientist and chief scientist for the LOCKSS project. He is known for his early work in developing the X Window System, including the ICCCM. He was formerly a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, and was employee #4 and chief scientist at NVIDIA.