Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Article: Out of Fear, Colleges Lock Books and Images Away From Scholars

Many colleges now have the ability to digitize a wide variety of collections for broad use but frequently back away. And that reluctance harms scholarship, because researchers end up not using valuable documents if they can't afford to fly to a distant archive to see them.

Good to see this topic addressed in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  It is worth reading (or skimming) the entire piece.

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