Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

Creator

  • Author: Redwine, Gabriela
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Barnard, Megan
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Donovan, Kate
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Farr, Erika
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Forstrom, Michael
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hansen, Will
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: John, Jeremy Leighton
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Kuhl, Nancy
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Shaw, Seth
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Thomas, Susan
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: Council on Library and Information Resources
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Web: http://www.clir.org
  • Photographer: Vectomart
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: vectomart/bigstockphoto.com

Publisher

  • Name: Council on Library and Information Resources
    Place of Publication: Washington, DC
    Additional Info: Web: http://www.clir.org

Date

  • Creation: 2013-10

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The report provides recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of materials created and managed in digital form ("born digital") that are transferred from donors to archival repositories. The report is presented in four sections, each of which provides an overview of a key area of concern: initial collection review, privacy and intellectual property, key stages in acquiring digital materials, and post-acquisition review by the repository. Each section concludes with two lists of recommendations: one for donors and dealers, and a second for repository staff. Appendixes provide more specific information about possible staffing activities, as well as a list of resources and ready-to-use checklists that incorporate recommendations from throughout the report. Ten archivists and curators from institutions in the United States and United Kingdom collaborated on the report.
  • Physical Description: Viii, 28 p. : col. ill.

Subject

  • Keyword: Privacy and intellectual property
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Research libraries -- Collection development.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Digital libraries.
  • Keyword: acquiring digital materials
  • Keyword: digital resources

Collection

  • Name: General Collection
    Code: UNTGC

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Council on Library and Information Resources
  • Rights License: by-sa
  • Rights Statement: Copyright © 2013 by Council on Library and Information Resources. This work is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/.

Resource Type

  • Book

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • ISBN: 978-1-932326-46-8
  • URL: http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub159
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc234935