bill at h...
Tue Mar 19 16:41:10 GMT 2002
> Perhaps a paper print out and a CD would
> be a good idea.
I didn't make myself clear in my previous post. A good example of an
archive where a print-out on paper doesn't cut the mustard is the
Felstead peal database. We had that on paper (OK, record cards) but
it took man-months or man years of work to put it online. I'm sure it
could be printed out for archive purposes, via reports from the
database (printing it from the user interface available on the web
would be very arduous). But to then recreate the database from the
printed version would be quite a lot of work. Hopefully the printouts
could be scanned, but intepreting the scans into a database would be
a process involving manual processing.
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