The Deliverator – Wannabee

So open minded, my thoughts fell out…

Hastings Newspaper Project Progress

Posted by Deliverator on November 1st, 2008

I picked up the first batch of what promises to be several batches of data for the Hastings Newspaper Project this week. All told, the initial batch consists of 2,768 TIFF images comprising 290 GB of data covering the years 1857-1866. Intermediate, lower resolution images and OCR data generated from these files is bound to take up quite a bit of space as well. The short of it is that a couple weeks after buying a 1.5 TB hard drive, I am already in need of more storage space just for the production stages of this project. I anticipate that I will probably need at least a single one of these big fat drives just for project storage and another one for backup. I am also mulling over various hosting options, as the volume of data and bandwidth used makes the usual solution of dumping it on Silverfir untenable.