The Trouble With Digitizing History
The Netherlands spent seven years and $202 million to digitize huge swaths of AV archives that most people will never see. Was it worth it?
By Tina Amirtha<http://www.fastcompany.com/user/tina-amirtha>
Driving through the Dutch countryside near the town of Hilversum, I have an overwhelming feeling that the surrounding water will wash out the road, given that my car is almost level with it. So it's surprising that the Netherlands' main audiovisual archives at the Sound and Vision Institute<http://www.beeldengeluid.nl/en/netherlands-institute-sound-and-vision> reside in a multilevel underground structure here, ostensibly below sea level.