March 4, 2021

New Report From OCLC Research: You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media

Released today by OCLC Research.

Title

You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media.

Author

Ricky Erway
Senior Program Manager
OCLC Research

Source

OCLC Research

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)

Video

Introduction to the Report from Its Author, Ricky Erway

Additional Resource

Demystifying Born Digital Activity Page

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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