Building on the OCLC Research report, You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media, the Jump In Initiative is aimed to help archivists take some of those first steps this year.
The steering committee of the Manuscript Repositories Section of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) developed the Jump In Initiative to encourage archivists and their institutions to "jump in" to managing born-digital content. Participants were asked to pledge to do so and to submit a short report about their experiences. By doing so, they were entered into a raffle to win tuition to a one-day SAA Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) course. Select participants will also discuss their experience at the Section's business meeting moderated by First Steps author Ricky Erway, which will take place at the SAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans in August 2013. An overview of the Jump In Initiative as well as the submitted reports are available on the SAA website.
Published in August 2012, the You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media report, written by OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway, is the first in a series of short reports about managing born-digital materials. It intended for anyone who doesn't know where to begin in managing born-digital materials. It errs on the side of simplicity and describes what is truly necessary to start managing born-digital content on physical media. See the OCLC research website for an overview of all reports in this series.
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