Digital Archives Don’t Last

Posted on April 18, 2011

US newspaper the Columbia Missourian writes about the cost of archiving news. Executive Editor Tom Warhover asks what is the best medium: CD, paper, hard drive, server? The answer right now for large collections is microfilm. How should news organisations offset costs for digitising and storing news? And what about the archives of the newspapers and magazines that are closing down at an ever increasing rate? Historical records are disappearing.

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