Archives (Digital)

Copyright Policy Framework for Online Dissemination of Archival Materials - Archives and Records Management - Simon Fraser University

SFU Archives provides access to digital archival records through SFU AtoM, the university's online portal to its archival holdings. Disseminating archival materials over the Internet raises a host of copyright issues because archival fonds and collections typically include large numbers of protected works for which SFU is not the copyright owner. To manage these issues, the Archives has developed a risk-management approach, distinguishing between high-risk and low-risk materials.

Data Management & Curation

ICPSR stores, curates, and provides access to scientific data so others can reuse the data and validate research findings. Curation, from the Latin "to care," is the process that ICPSR uses to add value to data, maximize access, and ensure long-term preservation.

OPF Webinar Community Projects: Introducing E-ARK

For decades memory institutions have put effort into dealing with pieces of the digital preservation puzzle. Unfortunately this has also resulted in quite a lot of fragmentation – solutions in place in different institutions and countries are not easily reusable in others. After carrying out extensive consultations with the European Commission a set of institutions (including OPF members: the Danish and Estonian National Archives) secured funding for a project which tackles the standardisation of the core interoperability aspects for a digital repository: pre-ingest, ingest and access.

ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace Workflow Integration: Maximizing Microservices in Workflows

Today I wanted to talk a little (maybe a lot?) about our development of ingest and processing workflows for digital archives at the Bentley Historical Library, with a focus on the role of microservices.
Workflow Resources

Digital Processing - BHL Archival Curation | Bentley Historical Library

The Bentley Historical Library's digital processing procedures reflect our general policies and traditional archival functions of appraisal, arrangement, and description but also encompass additional procedures that ensure the authenticity, integrity, and security of content.

Division Records - Digital Curation - Strategies and Procedures - Guidelines for the Manual Processing of Born-Digital Materials (2011 draft)

These guidelines were used by the Division of Digital Curation to identify functional requirements and establish the resources and procedures required to manually process born-digital materials accessioned by the Bentley Historical Library.

A Community Effort to Develop Best Practices in Digital Library Assessment | D-Lib

Research and cultural heritage institutions are increasingly focused on providing online access to digital special collections and archives. Assessment is a necessity: in the face of limited resources and tremendous demand for online access to digital library materials, we need to strategically focus our efforts and better understand and measure the value, impact, and associated costs of digital library materials.

An attorney advises clients against the routine deletion of e-mail | Thinking Records

The view that a legal team takes on how long emails/ email accounts should be retained varies from organisation to organisation. Here are two examples I have come across in the past couple of years:

TNA guidance on cloud storage and digital preservation | Australian Policy Online

The use of cloud storage in digital preservation is a rapidly evolving field and this guidance explores how it is developing, emerging options and good practice, together with requirements and standards that archives should consider. Five detailed case studies of UK archives that have implemented cloud storage solutions have been compiled as part of the Guidance and are available as standalone linked documents. Sources of further advice and guidance are also included.