Tag Archives: born digital

A (born digital) health check in New Zealand

(20 March 2017) Collecting, managing, and preserving born digital collections creates new challenges and opportunities for New Zealand’s cultural heritage organisations. This work often requires learning new and different technology skills, and the use of specialised computer hardware and software. The National Library has had a digital collecting program for over fifteen years. In 2016 […]


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Saving electronic records from rot and decay

(10 October 2016) The Getty’s Institutional Archives preserves the history of the entire Getty. This includes archiving the significant electronic records staff have produced over the years. These born-digital files—meaning files that originated in digital form, as opposed to being digitally scanned from papers and photos—document the vast array of work that the Getty conducts […]


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Born Digital 2016: libraries launch inaugural digital preservation week and mark 25 years of life on the web

(8 August 2016) Libraries across Australia and New Zealand launch Born Digital 2016 this week (8-12 August), the inaugural digital preservation week – raising awareness of the importance of preserving digital content for the public good and as a record of 21st century history – 25 years to the week since the first public website went live. Beginning Monday […]


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Born Digital 2016: promoting digital preservation and 25 years of life on the web

(29 July 2016) NSLA libraries are set to launch Born Digital 2016 and the inaugural digital preservation week – raising awareness of the importance of preserving digital content for the public good and as a record of 21st century history – 25 years to the week since the first public website went live. The week-long […]


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Managing Born-Digital Special Collections and Archival Materials

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published Managing Born-Digital Special Collections and Archival Materials, SPEC Kit 329, which explores the tools, workflow, and policies special collections and archives staff use to process, manage, and provide access to born-digital materials they collect. This SPEC Kit looks at which staff process and manage born-digital materials and […]


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