Baylor University: “So We Can Throw These Out Now, Right?”: “What We Learned From Microfilming Newspapers and How It Shapes Our Digitization Strategy
Is digitization an important undertaking for libraries, museums, and archives of all sizes? Undeniably.
Should we take steps to ensure our cultural heritage – digital and physical – is properly stored, displayed, and accessed? Without a doubt.
Does either of those facts mean it’s safe to discard a decade’s worth of 19th century American newspapers once they’ve been scanned, as happened with microfilmed newspapers in the 1990s?
If anyone’s reading this post in 3012, do me a favor: look me up and let me know.
Read the Complete Blog Post by Eric Ames, Curator of Digital Collections for Baylor University Libraries
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.