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Database Archiving by Jack E. Olson

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Chapter 1. Database Archiving Overview

Archiving is the process of preserving and protecting artifacts for future use. These artifacts have lived beyond their useful life and are being kept solely for the purpose of satisfying future historical investigations or curiosities that might or might not occur. An archive is a place where these artifacts are stored for long periods of time. They are retained in case someone will want or need them in the future. They are also kept in a manner so that they can be used in the future.

Archiving has existed in many forms for centuries. For example, the United States government employs a national archivist. The Presidential libraries are archives. Newspapers retain archives of all stories printed, since ...

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