The digital trend is affecting how map librarians do their work. By going digital, map librarians skip printing on paper and reduce their costs by not using a physical distribution and mailing system. Despite its promises, digital mapping has one significant flaw and that is archiving. Because these files are so big, even a single image can clog up a computer. Furthermore, anything digital is neither tangible nor stable. This is where film has the advantage. Specifically, film will stay film because it is a tangible format and it is stable to a large extent.
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