I am tweaking some fields in our audio collections database and was
wondering how the rest of you record file sizes.

Do you allow for different units such as MB and GB in your databases...or
are you converting everything into bytes?  I'm assuming most standards
prefer you to hang your hat on a universal unit like byte.  But this causes
some problems in that (a) every file size has to be converted into bytes
and (b) most users, archivists included, don't see the world in terms of
bytes.  When I'm trying to figure out how many files are going to fit on X
hard drive or Y CD-R I'm looking at MGs and GBs only.

How are you recording this data...?

thanks as always,
Brandon Burke

Brandon Burke
Archival Specialist
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6010
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