Wednesday, August 04, 2004

The Library of Congress shows us how to provide access to that hard-to-preserve and hard-to-serve item, the scrapbook: Lewis Carroll Scrapbook. Every page, cover to cover, appears in JPEG and TIFF. A grey scale is provided as are sources of the various scraps. Newspaper articles have been abstracted. And, it's searchable, too. It should be safe to presume that LC will provide for migration of all that digital data and that the metedata's there: that it's preservation quality digitization not just access. Remember, folks, simply scanning your old stuff is not preserving it for all time.

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