Out of the Box: Archival Work in the Digital Era

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Out of the Box: Archival Work in the Digital Era

  1. 1. Out of the Box Archival Work in the Digital Era Kate Tasker February 27, 2014
  2. 2. Information in the digital age • Ubiquitous • Personal and professional • 99% of today’s records created in digital form
  3. 3. New challenges: preservation, access, priorities, and collaboration
  4. 4. Preservation • End of era of “benign neglect” • Criteria for Trusted Digital Repositories • • • • • Secure storage Multiple backups Authentication and validation Standardization Institutional support
  5. 5. Access • XML-encoded EAD finding aids • Online digital collections • Questions of copyright, fair-use, and privacy
  6. 6. Priorities • Making processing more efficient (More Product, Less Process: MPLP) • Bigger focus on digitization • Exploring new ways of making content discoverable
  7. 7. Collaboration • Partnering with other institutions and vendors • Sharing resources and collections • Standardized description and metadata
  8. 8. Thank you. Questions?

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