• Scardilli 2014 (†610)

    Scardilli, Brandi. "Microfilm Still Matters in the Digital Age" Information Today 31:1 (January/February 2014), p.12.

Existing Citations

  • bit rot (p.12): Chris Cowan, ProQuest’s VP of product management, believes there are three reasons microfilm has not gone the way of the floppy disk: archival value, ownership ability, and highly specialized microfilm-only information. ... Digital data actually degrades due to bit rot, the deterioration of electronic programs or files after a period of no usage. “[T]he data begins to erode in little increments, but steadily it gets worse." (†1401)