We are in the process of having a quantity  of desk diaries digitised by an external company. There is valuable information in all of the diaries although there are sections of each one that have no entries. Colleagues and I are debating the best approach: do we ask for every page of every diary to be digitised so we have a complete and continuous record although the digitisation costs will be higher; or do we go through each diary and note which sections are blank and tell the digitisation company to ignore these sections. The latter will mean a less complete digital record and a lot more initial work on our behalf although the quote is likely to be lower.
I'd be very grateful to hear off-list from anyone who has gone through a similar process and let me know what conclusions you reached.
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