Thursday, March 29, 2012

Our Digitized World

        Camera’s, scanners, cell phones, web cams, digital video recorders, and audio digitizers are all items used today to preserve images.  Modern digital computers are storage facilities for analog information that has been converted digitally for the purpose of preservation.  We can now capture an image, a sound, a video and preserve it for generations to come. 
        Libraries around the world have been working hard to digitize collections of rare and important works so future generations will be able to enjoy them as much as we have.  This preservation process will provide access to information to a great many more people around the globe.  What a great experience to be able to reference collections of artwork, rare books, or even learn about faraway lands, from the comfort of your own home.  One of my favorite sites I would like to share is the British School at Athens.  This website through an RSS feed provides videos of ancient lands, news, events and work that the British School is doing at the moment.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have. 
British School at Athens RSS Feed:
         If your interested in finding out news closer to home the local university libraries have RSS feeds to keep patrons updated on news and database information.  The attached link to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg is a great way to stay connected. 

University of Southern Mississippi RSS Feed:

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