Why are library digitization services necessary for your library?
All libraries, including your own, house at least a significant percentage of fragile, or irreplaceable texts. They can range from first-edition prints, to out of print texts from the 1970s and earlier. Thus, as the years pass, it becomes increasingly important to store these texts in controlled environment storage for safekeeping. The issue is, by keeping them safe, you end up restricting their public access, which goes against a library’s fundamentals. The answer to this controversy is to digitize these sensitive, fragile texts such that you can increase your users’ accessibility, while simultaneously enacting protection procedures for the physical originals.
In fact, in recent news, the Connecticut State Library digitized “…100,000 pages of newsprint [and]… about 10,000 pages of the Norwich paper, spanning 1914 to 1916….” These historic newspaper segments “…form a full picture of life in Connecticut during World War I.” This digitization allows for ubiquitous access to these historical newspapers by anyone, online!
Recently, Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is undergoing a complete digitization of its ancient Egyptian papyri. The papyri are starting to need increased conservation treatment, and so, their accessibility to the public will be limited further to improve accessibility for papyri, the library is digitizing all of them by the time the library’s renovations have completed. One of the papyrologists stated that the papyri are within folders on top of folders – thus it’s hard to find the exact papyrus you’re looking for. With the oncoming digitization of these papyri, they will be better organised and significantly easier to sort through using digital search features.
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