Preserving For Posterity- use of Digitization Techniques for Libraries

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The content of decaying physical relics has been digitised as a preservation approach. At the same time, it opens up new possibilities for knowledge exchange and exploitation by reducing the constraints imposed by physical confinement. How we produce, organise, and disseminate knowledge has been revolutionised by the widespread use of digital formats. However, it is not a simple task to guarantee the longevity of digital media. Valuable data generated in the digital age may be lost forever if a satisfactory solution is not found. In this article, we discuss some of the challenges inherent in the process of digitising and archiving digital material. We outline the economic condition that provides the backdrop for further efforts in this direction.

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