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Learning from the Past: Digitization and Information Loss

Author: Julia Skinner (University of Iowa)

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Abstract

The increased use of the Internet for research, as well as the desire to preserve information, has necessitated the digitization of library materials. This paper seeks to draw a comparison between the challenges of microfilming and digitizing, and what can be learned from previous formatting efforts to reduce data loss during current endeavors.

Keywords: digitization, microfilm, special collections, archives, library science, libraries, information loss

How to Cite:

Skinner, J., (2010) “Learning from the Past: Digitization and Information Loss”, B Sides: Fieldwork 2010(1).

Rights: Copyright © 2010 Julia Skinner

Publisher Notes

  • Written for Topics: Resources and Services (Preservation. Taught by Nancy Kraft, Spring semester 2009.

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Published on
01 Apr 2010
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