Obama documents to be preserved

September 14th, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Corley in Document and Information Capture

Individuals and companies decide to preserve documents using conversion services for many reasons. Storing files online can protect the information should the original copy be destroyed, enable increased accessibility and free up a lot of space otherwise used by file cabinets.

With sharing in mind, Cornell University professor Travis Gosa recently decided to digitize materials from President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, the Cornell Daily Sun reported. Gosa told the newspaper he hoped to save these materials to educate future generations around the world about the impact of young voters in an election as well as the use of technology for advertisements.

"Having content in digital form allows different methods of research and explorations," associate Cornell librarian for digital scholarship Oya Rieger told the Daily Sun.

Many colleges across the country have been digitizing parts of their libraries in past years to make research and study easier. College & Research Libraries News reported that since Simon Fraser University first began digitizing documents in 2004, the college has seen a large amount of interest from individuals in various regions. 

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