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Archives do hold information not duplicated elsewhere


"It may no longer even be true that archives 'hold singular information not duplicated elsewhere.'" Um, no, that is still true. Most archives and manuscripts repositories contain undigitized papers with content that can be found NOWHERE else but in those repositories. Yes, digitization projects are going forward, but not for all collections (or even for all portions of the collections that are). It turns out that digitization and metadata compilation is quite costly and choices need to be made: WHICH collections get digitized and become searchable, which PARTS of collections get digitized?
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