The Storage Networking Industry Association’s (SNIA) has a 100 Year Archive Task Force, working to “define best practices and storage standards for long-term digital information retention.”
They predict a coming archive crisis at the corporate level, with format problems (what we call “Dear Appy”) and also the need to migrate physical storage. They have some suggestions for solving the crisis.
It is great to see serious effort being applied to this important issue. Hopefully, the work done for corporations will trickle down to benefit the individual who wants to retain their life bits.