The holidays are over and its time to get back to work. We hope that everyone had a great winter break!
The December 2017 Meeting Minutes can be found at: https://wsustudentndsa.wordpress.com/…/december-2017-meeti…/
Included is the online presentation from Paul Gallagher discussing the Digital Public Library of America.
Born-digital is an adjective describing information created in electronic format. To help standardize practices regarding born-digital archival material, four digital archivists from the University of California system developed the UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description.
The authors, Courtney Dean, Margaret Hughes, Kelly Kress and Shira Peltzman, started the project in February 2017. After many months of discussions, editing and review, the final document was finalized in October 2017.
According to Introducing the UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description blog, the UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description present recommendations for describing born-digital content in an archival finding aid, using 12 standard elements such as Scope and Content, Processing Information, and Organization and Arrangement. The document offers guidance on determining an appropriate level and method of description of born-digital components, establishes a minimum standard requirement for finding aids in the UC system, and includes a metadata fields crosswalk, a sample finding aid, and links to additional resources. It also contains a comprehensive controlled vocabulary for born-digital source media and other born-digital terms.
For more information and to view the guidelines, go to:
Introducing the UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description blog
UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description
International Digital Preservation Day November 30, 2017 was the first International Digital Preservation Day (#IDPD17) The goal of this special day, held on the last Thursday of every November, is to promote digital preservation. Everyone; industry, commerce, government, and the public use digital materials. Genealogy and historical records, financial information, medical files, and research data are some examples of data stored digitally in collections all over the world. Over time, digital collections decay or the mediums they are saved on become obsolete. As members of the library and information science community, it is our duty to preserve these collections before they are gone forever. We must keep current with digital preservation standards, transfer collections from old digital media to new ones, and educate the general public about digital archiving.
The Wayne State National Digital Stewardship Alliance is an organization focused on preserving digital. We complete projects assisting local institutions preserve their digital records. Additionally we work towards educating ourselves and our fellow students about the issues digital curators do and will continue to face as technology evolves.
Check out these digital preservation resources:
Library of Congress Digital Preservation
Digital Preservation Coalition