Digitalization Vs Digitalization

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Introduction There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a digital revolution and as such, the exponential advancement of technology over the past few years has meant that the way libraries look and operate now, is not going to be what they will look like in the future. Even the concept of a book, once a concrete term that meant a very particular thing, has now taken on multiple meanings. Know we can read a book on a tablet, a computer screen, an e-reader, or as a phone app. Institutions and libraries have to follow up with the growing born digital revolution assets and they need to learn quickly the ways to file, store these assets and sort. Other than that, there is also the urge to those analog items that are either cultural artifacts…show more content…
Our technology already transformed faster from analog to digitization it making the transfer of information fast, cheap and easy. But there are drawbacks. From e-books to preservation, the long arm of digitization can turn out to be a chokehold and not the warm embrace we have all been led to believe. Digitization can be refers as creating, converting, maintaining, of analog information to any form likes the printed text, manuscripts, image of sound film and video recording so that can be viewed via computer or and other devices. According to Sonawane (2003, p. 1) “Digitization is electronic snapshots taken of a scene or scanned from documents, such as photographs, manuscripts, printed text, and artwork”. Nowadays the digitization is really necessary to everyone it is a powerful way to expand access to collections and enables their wide use for research, education, and other…show more content…
With more libraries digitizing their collection, policy concerns and technology problems surrounding digitization are becoming increasingly overloaded. According to an IMLsurvey in the USA (2001) “one-third of academic libraries and a quarter of public libraries are involved in digitization efforts, however many of these libraries do not have policies to control the format and execution of such efforts. The report suggests that libraries need to implement policies regarding the standards, preservation, and selection of materials to be digitized”. “In developing countries, digitization has posed serious challenges to librarians and other information managers” (Ezeani and Ezema, 2011).As libraries that quickly suitable with developed world can adapted the challenges of the global information explosion and the need to preserve useful information for future generations, useful information for posterity, libraries in Africa seem have continually face serious problems in the preservation and digitization of their valuable assets. Digitization has a lot concrete benefits in terms of support, access for preservation, strategic benefits, collection development, research and publication, Based on Witten and Bainbridge,(2003).“Digital information has the ability to change the

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