Sunday, August 28, 2005

CILIP | What’s happening to print? - Nigel Lees

CILIP | What’s happening to print? - Nigel Lees

Can we separate the issue of electronic archiving in perpetuity from that of a national print archive? Though not discussed at length here, many libraries might be tempted to dispose of print copies of their recently bought RSC electronic archive, for example, on the understanding that as long as they can maintain it, or pay the RSC to do so, print will not be necessary.
Nigel Lees provides an interesting case study that illustrates this issue.