Timeline: Digital Technology and Preservation

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This timeline highlights key events, projects, publications, and technological changes affecting the use of digital technology and efforts to preserve it. Several views of this timeline are available by clicking on the green tabs above. For the complete listing of entries, choose “View All.” You can also navigate the timeline by selecting a date. The seven subject categories include:
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General Developments Events in history of digital technology & preservation
Protocols and Formats As technology evolved, so did file standards and protocols
Networks Networked computing milestones
Hardware and Software The evolution of computers and software
Media External storage media
Crisis and Obsolescence Events that could negatively affect digital preservation
Organizational Response Actions taken by governments and organizations in reaction to the proliferation of digital information.