Dorothea Salo, in a [delightly feisty OA chapter](https://direct.mit.edu/books/book/4933/chapter/625170/Is-There-a-Text-in-These-Data-The-Digital) on preservation of digital humanists' work and evidence:

> Most institutions investing anything at all in the digital humanities have only one to a mere handful of digital humanists on the faculty. These paltry few face the Sisyphean task of successfully persuading their library, campus IT organization, and campus administrators to allocate significant money and staff toward digital preservation. Such an appeal typically only happens in the first place if digital humanists are already lucky enough to have access to basic computing and support, which is often not the case.

It gets [worse](https://direct.mit.edu/books/book/4933/chapter/625170/Is-There-a-Text-in-These-Data-The-Digital):

> Digital humanists find themselves countered, not to say opposed, in their efforts to secure support and funding by a much greater number of faculty humanists not identifying with the digital humanities, who think of libraries only as print-book purveyors and believe products of digital culture barely or not at all worth preserving, parallel to historic reactions to the advent in the West of printed codices (as opposed to scribed manuscripts), photography, film, television, and comics/graphic novels.

Burn!

It's a [great chapter](https://direct.mit.edu/books/book/4933/chapter/625170/Is-There-a-Text-in-These-Data-The-Digital), among many others in Martin Paul Eve and Jonathan Gray's OA book *[Reassembling Scholarly Communications](https://direct.mit.edu/books/book/4933/Reassembling-Scholarly-CommunicationsHistories)*.