After an initial scan of the MIT Institute Archives policies and practices, we drafted and worked on digital archives practice statements that allow for and guide us in our work with born-digital and digitized collections material.
These statements are at the Institute Archives unit level, that is, they are not high level Library policies but rather statements that build upon or clarify existing MIT policy and give guidance for staff actions. They will be useful for connecting into the digital preservation framework at MIT.
Over time we will be defining and documenting additional statements and following other unit- and library-level policies. For now, we consider these a step forward towards our documentation and transparency in establishing our capacity and practice for digital archives at MIT Libraries.
[post updated 2013-11-14]