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Practical Approaches to Born-Digital Archives: Access


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Given @ MAC 2011 as part of a session on practical approaches to electronic records.

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Practical Approaches to Born-Digital Archives: Access

  1. 1. Practical Approaches to Born-Digital Archives: Access MAC 2011 Seth Shaw
  2. 2. How can my repository provide access to our born-digital electronic records in a practical manner ?
  3. 3. It Depends...
  4. 4. Copyright
  5. 5. Fair Use?
  6. 6. Indemnification Licensing in Donor/Transfer Agreements? Researcher Use Agreements?
  7. 7. Digital Rights Management (DRM) ... is an arms race.
  8. 8. Promiscuous Access
  9. 9. 3 Questions <ul><ul><li>What are you providing access to? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do your users need or expect? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can you actually do?  </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Fast, cheap, and good: pick two.
  11. 11. &quot;The perfect is the enemy of the good.&quot; La Bégueule by Voltaire
  12. 12. Web-archiving Example Options Capture Mechanism Access Mechanism Verdict Adobe Acrobat PDFs not good (usually lousy) HTTrack Local copy of the site & a browser not good (but not bad) HTTrack Local copy of the site in a virtual machine w/ contemporary operating system, browser, and plugins. not fast Heritrix Open Source Wayback & Nutchwax not fast/easy Archive-It or WAS Service provided portal not cheap (well, not free)
  13. 13. &quot;My Documents&quot;
  14. 20. Restricted Access Email Local Media Local Computer Station
  15. 21. &quot;Doing things on one perfectly coordinated centralized platform is a massive act of hubris.&quot; Clifford Lynch DigCCurr 2009