New Report: "You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media"

 

This report is geared to those tasked with gaining preliminary control over the digital media in an archives' collections, including those who don’t know where to begin in managing born-digital materials.

Written by Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway, You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media errs on the side of simplicity and describes what is truly necessary to start managing born-digital content on physical media. It presents a list of the basic steps without expanding on archival theory or the use of particular software tools. It does not assume that policies are in place or that those performing the tasks are familiar with traditional archival practices, nor does it assume that significant IT support is available. Eighteen well-respected advisors weighed in on the guidance, ensuring that it was not just simple, but authoritative.

For a quick overview of the report, watch the video featuring Ricky Erway on YouTube. For more information about the work related to the report, see the Demystifying Born Digital activity page.

More Information

Read the report, You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media
http://oclc.org/research/publications/library/2012/2012-06r.html

Watch the author’s video, You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media
http://youtu.be/Mu_TC35u8cw

Learn more about the OCLC Research activity associated with this report,
Demystifying Born Digital
http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/borndigital.html

For more information:

Ricky Erway
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
erwayr@oclc.org
+1-650-287-2125

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

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