Digital Archiving Resources

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The official website of Encoded Archival Description (EAD), details the history and evolution of this essential finding aid for archives and archival holdings. The site also includes principles and guidelines for each EAD version, tools and helper…

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The "Best Practice Guidelines for Digital Collections" provides the essential, critical standards that all digital librarians, archivists and scholars should implement when designing a digital collection. The article also includes guidelines for…

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Abby Smith combines the collective experiences of digital library staffs over the past decade as she analyzes and reviews selected practices, identifies selection policies and best practices, and discusses long-term implications of the opportunities…

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This book's purpose is to review the historic practices of preservation with respect to artifacts preserved in an archive, but to also show the latest in modern techniques for the preservation of everything from documents to sound recordings. This…

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This report provides an overview of knowledge organization systems (KOSs) and includes pertinent examples of their application to digital materials, offering extensive practical information for institutions embarking on digital library initiatives.…

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The New York Philharmonic has performed 15,000 concerts since it started in 1842, more than any other group in the world. Because of this they have a vast collection of historical items, including music, rosters, newspaper clippings, and every…

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This article asks if it is worth the time and resources to collaborate with other digital archives. It explores six digital archives that were funded through the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation…

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Daniel Pitti, commonly referred to as the “main technical architect” of the Encoded Archival Description (EAD), explains the rationale for substituting EAD for the bibliographic type of record (MARC) used in libraries. He distinguishes archives…

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The Rice University digital scholarship archive is an institutional repository for faculty research, theses and dissertations, and various digitized collections owned by the university. The institution’s archive runs on DSpace and open source…

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The California Digital Library (CDL) serves the University of California’s community and over 200 institutions including academic libraries, public libraries, museums, and historical societies. The CDL also sponsors several digital archiving…
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