|HP Cloud Storage Helps Sir Paul Keep Yesterday Alive|
Sir Paul’s ‘Stuff’
Well, if you are British vocalist, Paul McCartney, then you accumulate one of the most comprehensive music libraries known today over a career spanning almost 50 years that has become a driving force in transforming the entertainment industry.
[A note about this blog entry: The blogging staff of Digital Directions is taking a short summer break. However, we dove back into our hundreds of posts and thought you might enjoy revisiting this interesting topic originally posted Wednesday, June 22, 2011.]
According to Smithsonian Institution Archives’ blog The Bigger Picture, the collection is a lifetime’s worth of one of the world’s biggest (and richest) rock star’s music, documents, and record cover artwork, as well as thousands of hours of video tape, half a million photographs and home movies has made its way to a cloud access storage system where it will be stored in perpetuity.
Cloud Storage - Come and Get IteWeek reports Sir Paul’s collection to eight months to digitize and McCartney is quoted as telling the Hewlett-Packard team, "It's like walking through the Library of Congress." The posting went on to state McCartney's publishing company, MPL Communications, is handling the day-to-day business of using the cloud-stored content for publishing, licensing, sales--and even giveaways, if McCartney so chooses.
Every photo and treasured document tells a story. If lost, the glimpse into our past they provide can never be replaced. This is true for not only Sir Paul’s treasure trove, but also for our memories of yesterday. The Library of Congress has established a website to help ensure all of us can have our digital materials last a lifetime by taking steps to preserve them.
Whether converted by photoscanning into digital images, or born digital, they offer easy to access information, resources and tools on digital preservation. Be sure to check it out!
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