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Old 18 February 2017, 14:08   #11
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don`t forget TOSEC is about collecting as much as possible.
Yes, that's one of the main reasons I don't think TOSEC is suitable for preservation. When modified images have as much value as unmodified ones, and there's no metadata to tell them apart, it becomes difficult to notice that e.g. Deluxe Paint 2 is missing. People's spare time is limited, and at a quick glance it looks like it's already preserved. If it was clearly labelled MISSING in big red blinking letters, collectors of original floppy disks would be more likely to submit what they have.

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And adding more meta information is nearly impossible for most of the stuff. The stuff simply is too old and there are simply no informations available.
Maybe I'm optimistic, but I still think there are collectors with boxed copies of a lot of Amiga software around. Obtaining valuable metadata is as easy as opening the box, counting the floppies, and writing down what it says on the labels. If they can be dumped as well, that's even better!

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considering the work done TOSEC simply is the best project we have around.
I agree, and I think it's important to bring awareness to just how poor the preservation situation is, otherwise people could believe it's a solved issue with nothing more to do.

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For more specific collections like ony working versions there are other projects like No-Intro. So if you look around a bit you will find the collection most suited for your needs for sure.
No-Intro only contains kickstart roms and the IPF images from SPS, so it doesn't add anything. I think it's wishful thinking that such collections exist.
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