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What are we going to do with 53 million IBM punch cards?

Cortez writes "The National Archives and Records Administration has a daunting task: http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/07/iss ue/feature_memory.asp
"The most famous documents in NARA's possession--the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights--were written on durable calfskin parchment and can safely recline for decades behind glass in a bath of argon gas. It will take a technological miracle to make digital data last that long." But what could possibly go wrong?"

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"While Congress has authorized $100 million and President Bush's 2006 budget proposes another $36 million, the total price tag is unknown."

Librarians/archivists rejoice.