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): 7, 1–5.
Rights: Copyright © 2010 Julia Skinner
Written for Topics: Resources and Services (Preservation. Taught by Nancy Kraft, Spring semester 2009.