Digital Archiving Resources

Becoming Digital: The Challenges of Archiving Digital Photographs

Title

Becoming Digital: The Challenges of Archiving Digital Photographs

Subject

Archives

Description

Digital photography has recently become one of society's important means of recording. For this reason it has also become a potential archival record of great significance. However, as of yet, few born-digital (defined in opposition to "made digital" or "digitized" photographs, which are created by scanning analogue sources), photographs have been acquired by archives. Furthermore, few seem likely to be acquired in the immediate future. While there has been considerable attention given in archival literature to conventional photography and archives, as well as to textual electronic records and archives, little has been written about digital photography. This thesis addresses this archival challenge and aims to encourage a more active and informed archival response to digital photography

Creator

Rae Simonson, Karen

Publisher

University of Manitoba Press

Date

2006

Contributor

Branch, Justin

Type

Book

Identifier

ISBN: 9780494229019

Bibliographic Citation

Rae Simonson, Karen. Becoming Digital: The Challenges of Archiving Digital Photographs. Manitoba: University of Manitoba Press, 2006. Print.  

 

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Citation

Rae Simonson, Karen, “Becoming Digital: The Challenges of Archiving Digital Photographs,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 18, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/183.