Historic Fairfax photo archive trapped in Arkansas
An interesting article recounting how Fairfax Media has lost control of its historical photo archive after the US-based company contracted to digitise the photos went into receivership leaving no clear indication as to where the photos are or if they can be retrieved.
From the article: “‘I’ve seen this type of thing happen numerous times with digitisation. People that run organisations think you can simply send off all your material and it will come back neatly packaged as high-res TIFFs or something. The reality is really different. Outsourcing large scale projects to be digitised rarely works.’”