Digital preservation is a great way to take analog information and transform it into easily storable digital information. Doing this will make it easier for others to access that information as well as preserve it for future generations long after the originals have ceased to be functional for viewing.
One of the main strengths of digital preservation is how diverse it is in terms of what you can actually store. It started out with books and text-based objects a couple of decades ago, but nowadays you can pretty much store anything you want in digital format for later use. (more…)