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Appraisal and Acquisition Strategies is another installment in the series Trends in Archives Practice and consists of the following three modules:
Module 14: Appraising Digital Records by Geof Huth Provides practical tools and resources for conducting and documenting an appraisal of digital records.
Module 15: Collecting Digital Manuscripts and Archives by Megan Barnard and Gabriela Redwine Demonstrates how to integrate digital archives and manuscripts into collection development policies and strategies, build strong relationships with creators and colleagues, appraise born-digital materials prior to an acquisition, and prepare for the challenges of collecting digital manuscripts and archives.
Module 16: Accessioning Digital Archives by Erin Faulder Presents digital preservation best practices and standards for developing policies, procedures, and infrastructure to accession born-digital materials.
As Michael Shallcross of the Bentley Historical Library notes in the introduction, "an essential point in each module is the continuity of practice between the acquisition of traditional materials and digital content. The differences lie in the skills, knowledge, and tools required to identify potential preservation and access issues." These modules cover that and more.
About TRENDS IN ARCHIVES PRACTICE: This open-ended series of modules by the Society of American Archivists features brief, authoritative treatments written and edited by top-level professionals that fill significant gaps in archival literature. The goal of this modular approach is to build agile, user-centered resources. Modules treat discrete topics relating to the practical management of archives and manuscript collections in the digital age. Select modules are clustered together by topic (as they are here) and are available in print or electronic format. Each module also is available individually in electronic format so that readers can mix and match modules that best satisfy their needs and interests. Stay on trend with TRENDS IN ARCHIVES PRACTICE!
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Society of American Archivists
(2016) PDF | 196pp