Threats to Preservation

Jill Hurst-Wahl at Digitization 101 lists some Bad Things That Can Happen

  • Media failure
  • Hardware failure
  • Software failure
  • Network failure
  • Obsolescence
  • Natural Disaster
  • Operator error
  • Internal Attack
  • External Attack
  • Organization Failure
  • Economic Failure

and she notes that LOCKSS is one of several possible responses.

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