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Digital collections

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Digital archives
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Report

A culture of copyright

This report was commissioned by the 'Towards a National Collection' programme, to better understand the ways in which open access shapes how the United Kingdom’s digital cultural heritage collections can be accessed and reused.
Report

Total cost of stewardship: responsible collection building in archives and special collections

This OCLC research report is a collection of resources designed to support archives and special collections in making informed, shared collection building decisions; bring together collection management and collection development considerations; and support communication between colleagues in curatorial, administrative, and technical services roles.
Report

OA in the open: community needs and perspectives

The forum described here was proposed as a first step in surfacing community requirements and principles toward a collective open access (OA) collection development system. By analyzing focus group feedback, this paper presents the challenges, opportunities, and potential next steps for building an OA collection...
Journal article

Aligning social media indicators with the documents in an open access repository

This paper describes current efforts towards building a framework that extends the functionality of an Open Access Repository by implementing processes to incorporate the ongoing trends in social media into the context of a digital collection.
Briefing paper

The state of digital preservation in 2018: a snapshot of challenges and gaps

The digital preservation ecology is rich with many initiatives and significant contributors. Rather than making broad generalisations, this paper aims to provide a snapshot of what is going through the minds of a selected group of individuals with expertise and responsibility in the related program...
Report

The future of email archives

This report articulates a conceptual and technical framework in which current efforts to preserve email can operate not as competing solutions, but as elements of an interoperable toolkit, and identifies missing elements and areas for additional community growth.
Journal article

Collections as data: implications for enclosure

This article examines what it might mean to treat digitized and born digital collections as data, rather than simple surrogates of physical objects or static representations of digital experience.
Journal article

Enhancing institutional publication data using emergent open science services

The aim of this study is to enhance Brunel University London’s local publication data using software which retrieves and processes information from the global open science services of Sherpa REF, CORE, and Unpaywall.
Report

The intrinsic value of libraries as public spaces

This report examines the perspectives of both providers and users of library services from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom to decode the value of online library spaces and digital services from the users’ perspective while noting their behaviour and preferences as they...
Briefing paper

Using fair use to preserve and share disappearing government information: issue brief

Access to government information is a fundamental principle in a democratic society. Particularly in the digital environment, government information is a driver for economic and social progress, as well as a predicate for an informed citizenry.
Report

Digital cataloguing practices at The National Archives

This position paper outlines the evolution and current state of cataloguing practices for digital records at The National Archives in the United Kingdom.
Report

Digital access to collections: evidence base

This project is a strong example of how support from a large organisation (the State Library of Western Australia) can assist local people (Mowanjum Community) with their project to deliver culturally appropriate digitalaccess to important collections.
Report

Innovation study: challenges and opportunities for Australia’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums

This analysis of Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums finds that digital innovation in the sector is inconsistent and isolated, and provides a roadmap to maximise the potential of the digital economy. Executive summary
Report

Born digital: guidance for donors, dealers, and archival repositories

This report offers recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of born-digital materials transferred from donors to archival repositories. The report surveys the primary issues and concerns related to born-digital acquisitions and is intended for a broad audience with varying levels of interest...