Innovative Solutions for Dealing with Born-digital Content in Obsolete Formats webinar recording available
View this webinar recording to learn about various options for transferring born-digital content from antiquated media into a form that can be more easily managed.
Many archives hold born-digital content on numerous types of antiquated media and in obsolete formats but lack the equipment or expertise to transfer it into a form that can be more easily managed for processing, preservation, and access.
In this webinar, speakers addressed a variety of issues and scenarios such as outsourcing to a computer history museum, a commercial service, or another archives; transferring from outmoded tapes and e-mail systems; providing services within a consortium; and good-enough in-house solutions. This was a reprise of a successful lightning round session at SAA in August.
Learn more about this work on our Demystifying Born Digital project page.
For more information:
Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, Electronic Records Archivist, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Moryma Aydelott, Program Specialist, Technology Policy Directorate, Library of Congress
Elise Warshavsky, Digital Archivist, Presbyterian Historical Society
Ted Hull, Director, Electronic Records Division, National Archives at College Park
Ben Goldman, Digital Records Archivist, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Matthew McKinley, Digital Project Specialist, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Margo Padilla, Strategic Programs Manager, Metropolitan New York Library Council
Ricky Erway, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research