Legacy Digital Media Survey

In November 2013, the first phase of the Legacy Digital Media Survey began with examining collection information of the legacy collections at the Rockefeller Archive Center.

The Legacy Digital Media Survey aim is to gain intellectual and physical control over digital media materials in the collections. This survey came about due to the accumulated backlog of unprocessed and unknown amount of digital media over the past forty years of collection building at the RAC.  Initial steps are being taken in order to manage the backlog of born-digital content for identification, separation and accessibility of these at-risk items. Continue reading

Archives 2013 New Orleans, Digital Curation Planning and Sustainable Futures Workshop

SAA 2013 New Orleans

This was an extremely informative workshop led by Nancy McGovern, Head of Curation and Preservation Services at MIT and Helen Tibbo Alumni Distinguished Professor at UNC Chapel Hill in which concepts, principles, and practices for developing a digital curation program to effectively manage digital content were reviewed. This workshop highlighted issues of advocacy, preservation planning, and policy development necessary to manage digital content for the future. Continue reading

Archives 2013 New Orleans Session 604

SAA 2013 New Orleans
Session 604: Defining Levels of Preservation and Management for Electronic Records

This session addressed the initial steps or levels of preservation for electronic records management. It was held on Saturday August 17, 2013 at Archives 2013 New Orleans.
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National Digital Stewardship Alliance regional meeting

Last week on Friday, June 14th I attended the NDSA Regional Meeting  hosted by the Metropolitan New York Library Council  in New York City. This regional meeting of National Digital Stewardship Alliance members, NDIIPP project partners and other institutions interested in digital stewardship was held in an “unconference” format allowing for various short and long presentations on institution activities that are focused around digital stewardship and an open agenda session for topics of discussion to arise. Sibyl presented on the work the Digital Team has accomplished at the RAC creating and implementing a digital preservation program from ingest to access.

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Introduction to Digital Preservation: Management of born digital collections webinar

On April 16, 2013 the third of four webinars on the Introduction to Digital Preservation was given.  The topic was management of born digital collections. Gretchen Gueguen, Digital Archivist for the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia was the speaker.

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Artefactual visit, March 2013

On Thursday and Friday of last week, we had a visit from Evelyn and Austin of Artefactual Systems, who were here to set up a new version of Archivematica for us to test. This new version has some important functionality which will allow us to present access copies of digitized material online in DIMES.

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Electronic Records Management resources and notes

In Fall 2012, I attended an Electronic Records Management course at Pratt Institute’s School of Library and Information Science.  The course focused on the organizational transitions and culture changes required for successful electronic records program implementation, staffer roles and responsibilities, current practices in management of electronic records in email, inventorying, vital record program, disaster recovery and retention scheduling.

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From Digital Dark Ages to Digital Renaissance: Role of Long Term Storage in Digital Collections webinar notes

Role of Long Term Storage in Digital Collections: From Digital Dark Ages to Digital Renaissance
Store- How should digital content be stored for the long term?
Vicki Gruzynski- Organizer/Presenter
Laura Osterhout- Rochester Regional Library Council
Erin Rhodes- Colby College, Special Collections

Webinar notes Wednesday November 14, 2012

Presentation Slides and handouts –

Storage Introduction, Storage Slides, Storage Outline, Storage Handout

Webinar Materials
*You will need to have Windows Media software on your computer to view the recording

Participant Evaluation
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