7 Major Ways We’re Digitizing Our World…

In an interesting article entitled “7 Major Ways We’re Digitizing Our World, And 3 Reasons We Still Want Hardcopies”,  Jaymi Heimbuch of San Francisco, California  identifies and discusses   major ways we have digitized our world. These are

  1. Books to e-Books
  2. DVDs to Streamed Movies and Television
  3. CDs to MP3s
  4. Road Maps to GPS
  5. Photos to Flickr
  6. Snail Mail to e-Mail
  7. Magazines, Newspapers & Journals to Online Article Databases

The author argues that our digitized content is also at risk in case of fire or other calamities. The entire data may be lost for ever. However, the issue of preservation of digitized content is not fully discussed though a point  is made for less environmental damage. Read the full article 7 Major Ways We’re Digitizing Our World, And 3 Reasons We Still Want Hardcopies” here..article

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2 Responses to “7 Major Ways We’re Digitizing Our World…”

  1. lalita Says:

    The article brings forward the overall changes and drawbacks brought by digitization, something which could not be ignored in the LIS field. More conviction is unnecessary too to judge about the preservation aspects of materials in hard copies or digitised format. Using important documents in any form and also maintaining them for posterity remains a testing duty which needs much skill and expertise.

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