To paraphrase the Chief Justice, every day, objects cannot be in an infinite number of places — precious, historic objects especially. So traditionally, when it came time for an author’s notebooks or collected letters to be preserved, archives and special collections had to fight (and pay) for the right to have them in their library.
That’s now beginning to change. The creation of digitized and born-digital archives allows libraries to easily collaborate in storing them. And in a survey released last month by a Library of Congress working group, 96% of institutions expressed interest in collaborating on web archiving — though only 23% were currently doing it.
» via The Atlantic