Why Everything is Not Digitized

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Of course, I’d love to have had everything available about Emmett Wilson to be accessible via the Internet. It would have certainly made my life easier as I dug around for primary sources in a variety of libraries and archives, both near and far, over the past five years!

Two tables worth of research materials, when I was at the University of West Florida. About half of the artifacts I handled were in good condition. None of these artifacts are digitized.

But even if Emmett’s primary sources were available or extant in a library archive, here is an excellent discussion about why everything in an archive is not always or necessarily digitized.

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One thought on “Why Everything is Not Digitized

  1. Archives @ PAMA, Region of Peel

    Thank you for sharing this. It’s lovely to see the pic of your archival work space too: the testimony of someone engaging with the magic of primary sources. Researchers like you are our best friends and allies.

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