Link: the printed book as a preservation device

My 2008 article about digital deterioration of e-books has, in a fit of irony, become unfindable through Google. The reason may be that no-one links to it any more, including the platform on which it was published.

So let me link to it myself:

The printed book as a preservation device

In the article I discuss three dangers that beset digital works:

  1. Format deterioration
  2. Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  3. An adversive position of archivists

I offer no achievable solutions to these problems, but point out that, ironically, because of these dangers a print version of a book offers a greater chance of said book surviving the ages than the digital version does.

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