A universal standard for digital storage could have an enormous impact upon the selective distribution of your
media collections. Because the relational integrity among your data objects would be built-in, you could very easily "package" information. For
example, you could extract certain media objects, along their associative text
files, based on a scholar's search patterns. These materials could then be
burned into a CD-ROM or transferred onto some other portable storage vehicle,
and then loaned to the scholar for a fee or sold outright.