Reasons for Keeping Hardcopy

I’ve been doing some preliminary practical work for the study of ‘the artefact in the digital age’ that I’m doing with Ann O’Brien. To gain an idea of the range of reasons for keeping hardcopy rather than just having a digitised version, I’ve reviewed the 357 items that I have chosen to keep rather than scan and throw away. Nineteen categories emerged. Ann and I will use this initial insight to plan in detail the practical work I am going to do in scanning four boxes of material that have not yet been scanned.

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