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Digitize it ! They can then both store it in the dean's pocket and share it with the world...
- Problem is that it is A LOT of news papers. More than a few papers DAILY for 150 to 200 years? If it is just 6 news papers for 150 years - that is 328,500 issues. If it is 12 newspapers for 200 years, that is 876,000 issues. Then you have to think about how many pages are in each issue, the fact that the standard newspaper is significantly larger than standard scanners, so either you would need multiple scans per page (each side too), or special scanners. Oh - dont forget the time it takes to scan them. On top of that - the really old ones are probably EXTREMLY delicate (200 year old news print...). So you can just shove them in a feed scanner, it would have to be done by hand, very carefully. Hopefully someone takes up the cause but it is alot of work --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 08:13, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
- Indeed. Archiving/saving/digitalizing our history should be mandatory. Why can't they just give the documents to any libraries willing to take them? It'd be like an honor. --Poisonous (talk) 08:24, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
why not auction it out 
Why dont they justa uction out the valuable newspapwers they may have.
I mean 200 years, is a lot.
Lots of things to learn on the invention and devlopment of electricity. On wars, and implementation of modern capitalism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:23, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
Even if the destruction of these papers is inevitable they should at least COMPOST THEM for goodness sake! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 22:43, 28 September 2008 (UTC)