Every librarian understands that the increased reliance on digital resources is a Faustian bargain.
While the stakes may not seem as high as in the legend, the risks are plain, clear, and much discussed in library and publishing literature. For any organization that wishes to preserve or archive its resources, digitization can be both a blessing and a curse. Easier access versus preservation concerns may not be possible to reconcile completely.
On a day-to-day level, the limitations of some digital resources are painfully evident. Particularly on a Read More ›