eBook Digital and Information Literacy: Bit Rot: Preserving the Documents Most Important to You, 1st Edition

  • Marcia Amidon Lusted
  • Published By: Rosen Central
  • ISBN-10: 1499465181
  • ISBN-13: 9781499465181
  • DDC: 025.8
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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These days, pictures, music, schoolwork, business documents, and all kinds of personal information are stored digitally. As the uses of computers, tablets, and smart phones expand, the loss of data due to user error, computer malfunctions, or deliberate theft has become a bigger problem than ever before. This title explores what is meant by bit rot and how it can affect users of technology. It also verses readers on the best ways to protect and store their data. Computer files, e-books, mp3s, and digital photographs aren't going away any time soon. This guide helps reader keep what matters to them safe and secure.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.
2: A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Bytes.
3: From Paper Trail to No Trail.
4: Music in the Air…and Nowhere Else.
5: Preserving the Future.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.