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You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media.
Senior Program Manager
You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media errs on the side of simplicity and describes what is truly necessary to start managing born-digital content on physical media. It presents a list of the basic steps without expanding on archival theory or the use of particular software tools. It does not assume that policies are in place or that those performing the tasks are familiar with traditional archival practices, nor does it assume that significant IT support is available. Eighteen well-respected advisors weighed in on the guidance, ensuring that it was not just simple, but authoritative.
Direct to Full Text Report (5 pages; PDF)
Introduction to the Report from Its Author, Ricky Erway