A word first, congratulations to the images group for launching their site. From what I’ve seen so far, it looks great.
A second word about technology use – I think its good that we are moving into the internet age. I’m in the process of re-scanning a few pages of letters that are missing and while fighting with the microfilm scanner last night I was thinking about how obsolete (within the next few years) that that will be. Databases and archives are all getting digitized onto the internet and wikipedia.org is trying to build an online encyclopedia and soon our frustrations will all be over. Or will they? Maybe new frustrations down the road will become more clear, but all I can say for now is that I won’t miss loading microfilm reels onto a scanner that doesn’t like to cooperate.