RE: MY THOUGHTS ON MASS DIGITIZATION
In Slistopher’s post he considers mass digitization. An interesting point is brought up about the quality control issues that plague mass digitization projects like Google’s books project. I think it comes down to money. In Google’s case I believe they moved so rapidly on digitization projects in an attempt to decrease the value of ebook markets which rival Amazon has dominated. For a mass digitization effort to truly have preservation as its goal I think it must adhere to some form of standardized practice and protocol. Without this there is no telling what kind of accessibility you will have in the present or the future. Further what kind of physical preservation will be associated with the physical media which stores the digitized objects.