Archivaria 72: Special Issue on Electronic Records to Born-Digital Archives: Evolution in Theory and Practice (Fall 2011)
Front cover: The 1s and 0s behind the Archivaria logo on the cover of this issue are the binary representation of the journal title, in uppercase letters, in both ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) format, and in the IBM proprietary format known as EBCDIC (Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code), which IBM developed in the early 1960s for its mainframe computers. Each letter consists of a unique combination of eight bits, or 1s and 0s, for that format. On this cover, the groupings of bits should be read horizontally, from left to right. Eight bits equal one byte. The bytes beginning with 11 are EBCDIC letters, while the bytes beginning with 01 are ASCII letters. Read more about character encoding schemes in Ciaran Trace’s article in this issue.