I'm curious to know how other banks are dealing with the issue of "permamnent" retention of items like say "statement of condition". We have ours on everything from paper from the 1920's - 1950s. Then we've got the next set on fische (anybody know where the machine is to read them?). Then the next set (1980s (?) is on optical disks)...which is great because we've got the "reader" but it is currently broken (this is not funny so please stop laughing because you recognize the same situation....).
All comments welcome regarding this retention topic. In other words we have the "media" to reconstruct our permanent data, but we just don't have the hardware (machines) to read it!.
Also, one micro, micro question. How long do you keep loan "tickets"?
Thanks for any comments (funny or not).