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Jim Lindner wrote:
> This is a very interesting post, just one very quick comment. I have 
> been a consultant for the Library of Congress for about 5 years now - 
> and I can tell  you for sure - absolutely - that those quotations of 
> space are just - well - silly. Since the library does not even have a 
> full accounting of exactly how large the collection is - and because it 
> grows every minute (literally) these "estimates" really have absolutely 
> no basis in fact. The Libraries collection includes many more types of 
> objects then books. And even if you just consider the books - they are 
> in many different languages - and what about the pictures in the books? 
> There are illuminated manuscripts. In the National Audio Visual 
> Conservation Center being built in Culpeper Virginia, the estimate is 
> that many terabytes a day will be generated in the transfer of analog 
> carriers.

Once upon a time, I had clearance to ask what the traffic and storage 
numbers were for NSA. Since I never asked, I may speculate that it would 
make the LoC's efforts pale in comparison

Mike
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