Hi all --
With the increasing migration of finding aids to electronic/online format, I wonder if any of you have experimented with removing hard copies of inventories from the reading room and no longer printing new or updated ones, but instead directing researchers to the online version.
I can see a number of advantages: it would save us a lot of paper, offer search capability in large finding aids, and ensure that researchers are always looking at the most up-to-date version. Obviously it has the potential to create new problems (e.g., what if all our workstations are full and one more researcher walks in -- how would they view the online finding aids?). But I wonder if we're approaching a time when this makes sense to begin doing.
Special Collections Research Center
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