The digital debacle: Is the cart before the horse?

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Map and Geography Libraries
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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