To Digitize, Or Not To Digitize

In our last class we touched on the topic of digitization and particularly, digitizing zines. I must say that I’m not sure that is the best way to go in this particular case. I think far too often our answer for access and preservation is digitization. With a small and specific collection such as the zines it is important to think of the users and how they will want to access them. While a digital collection would provide access to a certain amount new users, I believe most would still want to have the actual zines in their hands for all the reasons we discussed in class.