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

An OCLC Research Report by:

Ricky Erway

Abstract:

This report is 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, and 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.

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In this video, OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway describes her new report, "You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media." The report 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.

Suggested citation:

Erway, Ricky. 2012. You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research.
http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2012/2012-06.pdf.

 

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