It may be of some interest to you and others to note that during the last five years at least, the Vatican, the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana at Madrid, the Biblioteque le France in Paris, the Louvre, the Kennedy Presidential Library, the Library of Congress and too many others to mention, have been saving their collections to digital archiving formats for access to researchers and the public however in the last year, due to concerns regarding the permanence of the digitally stored data, the above mentioned institutions have implemented a program of digital to silver film based transfer for the permanent archiving these irreplaceable collections of some of the most important images, documents, etc known to mankind. But what do they know?
So how long did it take you to dig up that stuff. At least a day, judging by how long it has taken your to respond to my reply.
What do they know???? Duh. Stupid comparison. The works and other data they are archiving in these institutions are priceless items that cannot be replaced and are extremely important historical items. As you said, " . . . collections of some of the most important images, documents, etc... known to mankind." I'm sure both my images and *YOUR* images don't even come close to the importance or historical value as what they are archiving. Again, DUH and very poor comparison.