MUN works to recover digital archive, library information lost in server crash

August 21, 2018

A server crash during routine maintenance at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II library resulted in the loss of library information and a major digital archive, reports CBC. MUN Communications Manager David Sorensen stated that the institution has managed to restore half of the data so far and is working to recover the rest. The QEII servers housed library information and a 70 terabyte digital archive containing documents, artifact records, photographs, and newspapers from Newfoundland and Labrador history. “All of those documents and artifacts are still in one piece in our archives in our library; however, digitally we have to restore all of that to get it back,” Sorenson said. CBC