This is from the City Archives in Vienna, Austria (Europe!).
I love this list because it keeps me up to date with many
developments and there is no similar forum here in Austria.
But on the issue of "forever" I can add our perspective. Our
oldest piece is a parchment charter for cloth makers in Belgium
from 1208. So, on our way to forever we have gone the first 800
years - and still counting :-)
Anyway, thanks for all the great thoughts


Martin Stuerzlinger
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Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv 

This has been a fun one!  Even the Office of Civilian Radioactive
Management (OCRWM) in the DOE has retention of program documents
set at only
3,000 years.

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