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Resources we’ve been reading

There have been a lot of really good and relevant publications recently that we’ve been reading and referring to in our on-going development of our digital archives program.  In this post, I am calling out a few of the ones I’m referring to most often. Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories, released […]

A Word About Digital Files and Acquisition Negotiations

As we begin to bring into the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections born-digital material from personal archives, we are reviewing our guidance documentation for language that supports our custodial, administrative, and access needs as they relate specifically to digital files.  Some of the resources that we have been looking over for examples are:  the […]

Digital Practice Statements

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 […]