SATA, IDE, USB... Oh My: Getting a Handle on Born Digital Materials in Our Special Collections

February 15th 2017 @ 12:00pm to @ 1:00pm
Hazelbaker Hall (E159)
Herman B Wells Library
1320 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN 47405
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Mary Mellon, Assistant Archivist, University Archives and Luke Menzies, Digital Preservation Assistant, Library Technologies

Recently the IU Libraries has seen major progress in managing born digital materials within some of the special collections units. The Born Digital Preservation Lab, established in January 2016, has been developing workflows to image and preserve obsolete media. The University Archives has been a strong partner in establishing end-to-end management of born digital materials, as they have revised accessioning and processing workflows, collaborated with the BDPL on pre-ingest, and have begun working on issues like backlog processing, providing access to researchers, and working with record creators to establish optimal acquisition of digital records.

This presentation will discuss how the BDPL and University Archives have been working on these larger challenges. We will also highlight a few current projects, including a collaboration between the BDPL and Media Services to image and provide access to a collection of obsolete PC games.

This presentation is part of the ongoing Digital Library Brown Bag Series. Follow and contribute to the presentations and discussions on twitter: #dlbb.

Spring 2017 Digital Library Brown Bag Schedule

Programs will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST in the Herman B Wells Library in Room E159 (Hazelbaker Hall in the Scholars' Commons).

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Contact Info

Wells Library W501
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Michelle Dalmau
Michelle Dalmau - Head, Digital Collections Services, Associate Librarian
(812) 855-1261