The message below came over the archives list. Not sure if you can
designate your contribution to any particular repository, but it's likely
worth a shot.
Also, in defense of librarians and archivists with multiple priorities and
few resources, it's actually extremely time-consuming and costly to scan
entire collections and make them web-accessible, especially with large or
odd-size items, and most especially if there are any copyright or other
legal considerations, such as rules set by the donor of the materials.
There's also the fact that understaffed and underfinanced institutions are
also responsible for other duties, such as reference and other user
services, collection development, cataloging of new items if they're also
a regular library, etc. It's just not that simple an issue. As others have
noted, it's not as if we don't WANT to do digital preservation.
Wilson Processing Project
The New York Public Library
Subject: Fwd: [ALACRO-L:2962] Louisiana Library Association Accepting
Monetary Donations For Libraries
The Louisiana Library Association has set up 'The LLA Disaster Relief
Fund' and is now accepting monetary donations to assist school, public,
and academic library restoration efforts in Southeastern Louisiana.
Please make checks payable to: LLA-Disaster Relief
And mail to: LLA
421 South 4th St
Eunice, LA 70535