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1 THE POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES OF BORN DIGITAL COLLECTIONS Gretchen Gueguen 2/25/2011

2 Possibilities. Challenges. /

3 Possibilities & Challenges.

4 The Possibilities & Challenges of Born Digital Collections Definition of Born Digital Innate Qualities of Born Digital Materials – Change – Scale – Context – Evolution Practical Management Strategies

5 Born digital resources are items created and managed in digital form Erway, Ricky Defining "Born Digital." Report produced by OCLC Research. Published online at: digital. Born digital.

6 Change.

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8 OAIS Model

9 Digital Forensics The same forensics software that indexes a criminal suspects hard drive allows the archivist to prepare a comprehensive manifest of the electronic files a donor has turned over for accession…ensure the integrity of the digital content…reconstruct a lost or inadvertently deleted version of an electronic manuscript… CLIR pub 149: Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections. by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Richard Ovenden, Gabriela Redwine with research assistance from Rachel Donahue. December 2010.

10 Scale.

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12 Cyberinfrastructure Cyberinfrastructure integrates hardware for computing, data and networks, digitally-enabled sensors, observatories and experimental facilities, and an interoperable suite of software and middleware services and tools. National Science Foundation. Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21 st Century Discovery. March 2007.

13 Data Archive Rule Engine Virtualized Environment Data Archive 1 Data Archive 2 Data Archive 3 SRB

14 Context.

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16 Boundaries.

17 Evolution.

18 Evolution of Digital Humanities One of his more important observations was that computing in the humanities is not about speeding up conventional scholarship, or making its performance more efficient or accurate, although all those improvements can occur, because what we mean by scholarship itself changes in the process. McCarty, Willard. What is Humanities Computing? Toward a Definition of the Field. URL:

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21 OAIS

22 Strategies.

23 Strategies 1.Donor Education and Involvement.

24 Strategies 1.Donor Education and Involvement. 2.Preserve What We Can.

25 Strategies 1.Donor Education and Involvement. 2.Preserve What We Can. 3.Pay Attention.

26 Strategies 1.Donor Education and Involvement. 2.Preserve What We Can. 3.Pay Attention. 4.? "The wise know their weakness too well to assume infallibility; and he who knows most, knows best how little he knows."

27 THANKS! Gretchen Gueguen


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