The National Library at a Crossroads: The Digital Content Revolution and its Consequences

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    Abstract

    This article identifies a number of challenges facing national libraries all over
    the world as digitally-born materials replace the physical antecedents that
    have been well known to us for centuries, and it describes how the Royal
    Library of Denmark is responding to these challenges. The author argues
    that if we want to preserve the digitally-born part of cultural heritage and
    knowledge production in the future, these problems have to be solved. We
    are running out of time if we are to avoid the loss of data and cultural heritage
    in the coming decades, as indeed happened on the web in the 1990s.
    Translated title of the contributionNationalbiblioteket ved korsvejen: Den digitale indholdsrevolution og dens konsekvenser i fremtiden
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAlexandria
    Volume23
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)131-141
    Number of pages11
    ISSN0955-7490
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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