Video of OCLC Research Webinar “Innovative Solutions for Dealing with Born-Digital Content in Obsolete Formats”
Now available online is a recording of an October 20, 2014 webinar organized by OCLC Research titled, “Innovative Solutions for Dealing with Born-digital Content in Obsolete Formats.”
Many archives hold born-digital content on numerous types of antiquated media and in obsolete formats but lack the equipment or expertise to transfer it into a form that can be more easily managed for processing, preservation, and access.
Webinar speakers addressed a variety of issues and scenarios such as outsourcing to a computer history museum, a commercial service, or another archives; transferring from outmoded tapes and e-mail systems; providing services within a consortium; and good-enough in-house solutions. This was a reprise of a successful lightning round session at SAA in August.
- Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, Electronic Records Archivist, Smithsonian Institution Archives
- Moryma Aydelott, Program Specialist, Technology Policy Directorate, Library of Congress
- Elise Warshavsky, Digital Archivist, Presbyterian Historical Society
- Ted Hull, Director, Electronic Records Division, National Archives at College Park
- Ben Goldman, Digital Records Archivist, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
- Matthew McKinley, Digital Project Specialist, University of California, Irvine Libraries
- Margo Padilla, Strategic Programs Manager, Metropolitan New York Library Council
- Ricky Erway, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research
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