THE POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES

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THE POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES
OF BORN DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

Gretchen Gueguen

2/25/2011

Possibilities.

Challenges.

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Possibilities & Challenges.

The Possibilities & Challenges
of Born Digital Collections


Definition of Born Digital


Innate Qualities of Born Digital Materials


Change


Scale


Context


Evolution


Practical Management Strategies

“Born digital

resources are items created and
managed in digital form”

Erway, Ricky. 2010.
Defining "Born Digital."

Report produced by OCLC Research.
Published online at:

http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/hiddencollections/borndigital.pdf



digital.

Born digital.

Change.

OAIS Model

http://public.ccsds.org/publications/archive/650x0b1.pdf

Digital Forensics


“The same forensics software that indexes a
criminal suspect’s hard drive allows the
archivist to prepare a comprehensive
manifest of the electronic files a donor has
turned over for accession…ensure the
integrity of the digital content…reconstruct
a lost or inadvertently deleted version of an
electronic manuscript…”

CLIR pub 149:
Digital Forensics and Born
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Digital Content in Cultural Heritage
Collections.
by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Richard Ovenden, Gabriela
Redwine with research assistance from Rachel Donahue.
December 2010.

Scale.

http://www
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958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/

Cyberinfrastructure



Cyberinfrastructure integrates hardware for
computing,
data and networks, digitally
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enabled sensors, observatories
and experimental facilities, and an interoperable suite of
software and middleware services and tools.”

National Science Foundation.
Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21
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Century Discovery
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March 2007. <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf0728/nsf0728.pdf>

Data
Archive

Data
Archive

Data
Archive

Rule Engine


Virtualized Environment


Data Archive 1


Data Archive 2


Data Archive 3

SRB

Context.


http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/03/15/multimedia/1247467357139/the
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archive.html

Boundaries.

http://pvw.illinois.edu/pvw/

Evolution.

Evolution of

Digital Humanities


“One of his more important observations was that
computing in the humanities is not about speeding up
conventional scholarship, or making its performance more
efficient or accurate, although all those improvements can
occur, because what we mean by scholarship itself changes
in the process.”


McCarty, Willard.
What is Humanities Computing
? Toward a Definition of
the Field. URL:
http://www.cch.kcl.ac.uk/legacy/staff/wlm/essays/what/





http://macgreevy.org

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/

OAIS

Strategies.

Strategies

1.
Donor Education and Involvement.

Strategies

1.
Donor Education and Involvement.

2.
Preserve What We Can.

Strategies

1.
Donor Education and Involvement.

2.
Preserve What We Can.

3.
Pay Attention.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/curation
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lifecycle
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Strategies

1.
Donor Education and Involvement.

2.
Preserve What We Can.

3.
Pay Attention.

4.
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"The wise know
their weakness too
well to assume
infallibility; and he
who knows most,
knows best how
little he knows."

THANKS!

Gretchen Gueguen

gretchen_m_k@hotmail.com

http://gretchengueguen.com/UVaPresentation.ppt