Engineering the Future of the Past … digital archives at MIT

Engineering the Future of the Past is the new Blog of the MIT Institute Archives to share information internally and externally about what we are doing in the sphere of acquiring, managing and providing long-term access to born-digital, hybrid, and digitized collections.

We are engineering — problem-solving and building — the future of our past, which is recorded in MIT’s archival and manuscript collections.

Kari Smith joined MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections in December 2011 as Digital Archivist in a new position funded by the Provost. We have been busily engaged in establishing “interim” policies, practices, workflows, technical infrastructure for acquiring, managing and preserving born-digital archival material and digitized special collections and records.

This Blog will be a means of communicating what the MIT Archives staff are doing with digital archives and how we are testing, implementing, and iteratively building our digital program. Check out this Wordle with topics that you will read about in this Blog about over time.

MIT Digital Archives Blog wordle

About Kari R. Smith

Kari is Digital Archivist at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Libraries. She is also a senior instructor of the Digital Preservation Management Workshops series.
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