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From: Mick <>
Subject: Re: Keeping track of paper files
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:54:58 -0400
On 07/29/2010 09:04 PM, Brian wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 19:10:58 -0400, Wes Groleau
> <Groleau+> wrote:
>> :-) That's what I used to do, except that I have a waterbed with no
>> "under," so the boxes are all over the house. My new system enables
>> me to start throwing them away a few at a time after making sure they're
> Paper records can still exist after hundreds of years. I have serious
> concerns about whether digitized records will be able to be read in
> the future.
> I'm a believer in the socks and suspenders theory. Digitizing records
> is good but to me, having digital and paper records is better.
Can if on the right paper and stored properly.
Correctly stored & maintained digital records will also last hundreds of
Having both offers an increased chance of survival into the future.
An advantage with digital records is they can be stored in multiple
locations for security. With paper records the copies are rarely as good
as the originals. Since I live in Hurricane country I have the dilemma
of safely storing my paper records while having them available for
reference. Acessing high quality scanned copies eases this dilemma.