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Digitisation: still the preserve of preservationists rather than users

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Abstract:

Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of digitisation. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper looks at the ways in which digitisation can be used. Findings ‐ The paper finds that digitisation has been used chiefly as a way of preservation, but it should also be looked at as a means of improving access. Originality/value ‐ The paper presents useful information on the use of digitisation as a means of access.

Keywords: Archiving; Digital libraries; Digital storage

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520610716126

Publication date: 2006-11-01

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