…hearing about how humans preserve the past and make it accessible to the present and future. I’ve always been a big fan of museums and libraries and whatnot. I remember back in college, learning about the Library of Alexandria and how it was destroyed, I actually shed a real tear. (Am I a dork or what? ;))
So when I hear about stuff like this, I get excited:
EMC is working with systems integrator partner Dedagroup, and providing 2.8 petabytes of storage capacity – enough to store the 40 million pages of digitized manuscript – across our industry-leading Isilon, Atmos, Data Domain, Networker and VNX solutions over the initial three years of the project. Content will be preserved in an ISO-certifiable digital format that will protect the delicate texts from the deterioration and decay that can be caused by repeated handling.
Good job Catholics! Now, if you could also be so kind as to provide a cross-referenced english translation for all 87,000 manuscripts, I could die happy. (I know, I might have to wait a few hundred years for that one.)