Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2010

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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

Comments

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

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