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1st Edition

No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content

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ISBN 9781783301959
Published December 22, 2017 by Facet Publishing
256 Pages


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Book Description

This book offers a comprehensive, entry-level guide that focuses explicitly on how to collect and manage born-digital content for ‘boots on the ground’ practitioners.

Libraries and archives of all sizes are collecting and managing an increasing proportion of digital content. Within this body of digital content is a growing pool of ‘born-digital’ content: content that has been created and has often existed solely in digital form. Providing continued, sustainable access to a wide array of born-digital content is a challenge for libraries and archives, particularly because of the broad and highly technical skills needed to build and sustain born-digital content management workflows.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Born Digital Content provides an entry level how-to guide that aims to help ease inexperienced students and practitioners into this area. It explains step by step processes for developing and implementing born-digital content workflows in library and archive settings of all sizes and includes a range of case studies collected from small, medium and large institutions internationally.

Table of Contents

1. Digital information basics 

2. Selection 

3. Acquisition, accessioning and ingest 

4. Description 

5. Digital preservation storage and strategies 

6. Access 

7. Designing and implementing workflows 

8. New and emerging areas in born-digital materials

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