This page has links and resources that may be of interest to people working on archival storage systems.
Ian Adams, Ethan L. Miller, David S.H. Rosenthal, "Using Storage Class Memory for Archives with DAWN, a Durable Array of Wimpy Nodes", Technical Report UCSC-SSRC-11-05, May 2011.
Mark W. Storer, Kevin Greenan, Ethan L. Miller, Kaladhar Voruganti, "POTSHARDS—A Secure, Long-Term Storage System", ACM Transactions on Storage 5(2), June 2009.
Mark W. Storer, Kevin Greenan, Ethan L. Miller, Kaladhar Voruganti, "Pergamum: Replacing Tape with Energy Efficient, Reliable, Disk-Based Archival Storage", Proceedings of the 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '08), February 2008, pages 1-16.
Mary Baker, Mehul Shah, David S. H. Rosenthal, Mema Roussopoulos, Petros Maniatis, TJ Giuli, and Prashanth Bungale, "A Fresh Look at the Reliability of Long-term Digital Storage", Proceedings of EuroSys 2006, pages 221-234, April 2006.
Petros Maniatis, Mema Roussopoulos, TJ Giuli, David S.H. Rosenthal, Mary Baker, and Yanto Muliadi, "LOCKSS: A Peer-to-Peer Digital Preservation System", ACM Transactions on Computer Systems 23(1), February 2005, pp 2-50.
Long-term Preservation of Digital Information (Mary Baker & Roger Cummings)
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood (James Gleick)
These are fiction (often science fiction) books that deal with the topic of preserving information for the long term.