“Why is this not digitized?” A/V Edition

The Top Shelf

From time to time, we’re asked the question “so when will all of this be online?”  The answer is—you might want to sit down for this—not everything will be digitized.  While we love to connect our patrons with every resource they could ever want to use online, there are several reasons why we’re just not able to do this for everything.  Below I’ll outline some reasons why we might not digitize audiovisual (A/V) items in our collections.

NotEverythingIsDigitized Not everything is digitized. This is the truth.

Prioritizing projects

Digitization takes a lot of resources, both in physical resources and in people hours, so we want to be sure we’re getting the most out of our efforts.  We do our best to find content to digitize that will have the highest degree of utility for our patrons, so this means we put a lot of effort into assessment. Readers…

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