Monday, March 28, 2005

Race against time to digitize decaying images

From Computerworld:
If the thought of backing up e-mail evokes feelings of dread, spare a thought for Australia's librarians who are racing against the clock to digitize millions of decaying photographic images before nature has its cruel way.
This sounds like a race against time to ensure that the images are preserved. The last paragraph in the article give the value of these images:
And while the Mitchell's [NSW State Library] cellulose collection may be physically fleeting and priceless, the library values the non-transient assets to be hosted on its donated facilities at $1.5 billion. It can be seen at www.atmitchell.com

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