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Library of Congress Wants Your CDs

As we know, before MP3s and the iPod and iTunes changed the way most of us consume music and transformed the music industry, there were CDs. (In my house, there still are--but maybe they're just taking up space.) This article from The Atlantic discusses how the Library of Congress is researching just how data decay occurs on CDs. This is a good reminder of how data, whether it's music, movies, or your business's financial data, needs to be kept on current media--and refreshed occasionally. You might want to check out our booklet on setting up a backup routine for your business (applies to your home media collection, too).