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Re: Permanence of duplicating paper



>To the best of my knowledge, digitization is not an accepted archival
>preservation medium.  The only recognized archival medium for preservation is
>still good old microfilm, archivally processed and stored.  Digitization is
>however a good access medium and sometimes materials are both digitized and
>microfilmed at the same time, one for access and one for long term
>preservation.   Amy Doherty, retired university Archivist.
Hi Amy:
        A comment from a lurker on this list.Now that CD ROM disks may be
made with a small investment (~$1000) at home so to speak,I bet you will
give up microfilm down the road for a probably longer lasting medium.Both
text and pictures,lots of them,will fit on 600mb.
Good luck
S


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