I thought I'd keep the "authentic vinyl noise" --- but it doesn't work out. Somehow, one accepts it when listening to a spinning lp, but it is very annoying on the digitised copy.
This may be psychological, but I also suspect that it may be to do with the nature of digital music. Even though it is a very short-lived sound, a scratch is going to clip.
I record each side, and then split out each song and save under song titles. I am making this up as I go along, as I've only just started, but intend to keep the full sides as archives, perhaps with major scratches treated but otherwise unprocessed and certainly not compressed. . Although I am working, at the moment, entirely in .WAV files, I may decide to keep my "listen-to" files in flac, or even ogg