Learning from the Past: Digitization and Information Loss



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).