User:ThomasW/Notes Saving the news: When your server crashes, you could lose decades of digital news content
Saving the news: When your server crashes, you could lose decades of digital news content - forever
In 2002, the Columbia Missourian suffered a server crash. The Missourian backups were held in an obsolete version of a content management system. In less than a second, the newspaper’s digital archive of 15 years of stories and 7 years of photojournalism were gone forever.
The term born-digital denotes data that originated from an electronic device; it was not scanned or captured from an analog state such as print on paper, photochemical photographs or magnetic audio or video tapes.